There is tremendous interest in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in large part because it holds the promise of enabling organizations to deploy new functionality in notably less time than it currently takes. However, no organization will implement a new technology or a new architecture if it can’t be effectively managed. With that in mind, I will use this blog to identify whether or not NFV introduces new management challenges and if it does, what are some of those challenges?
For 25 years, the world’s leading cybersecurity professionals have gathered for the RSA Conference—and this year seemed bigger than ever in San Francisco. We had a great time exhibiting at RSA Conference 2016; but we realize you may not have been able to make the trip to California to meet with us.
Topics: Cyber Security
Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. That number is expected to grow to 66% by 2050! In an era with smartphones, smart cars and smart homes, isn’t it about time we start building smarter cities?
Topics: critical infrastructures
Some things just work together. Milk and cookies, salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly and now—software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). SDN and NFV are often thought to be at odds with one another, but we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.
A recent webinar provided by Ovum and ECI gave an overview of the cloud environment, key industry trends and solutions. All with the purpose of helping cloud service providers increase service quality and find new revenue streams.
Topics: cloud networking
The recent power outages in the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk have become a subject of global concern. The outages, which were caused by targeted cyber attacks on two major power suppliers in the region, were implemented via malware smuggled into their industrial control systems (ICS).
This year’s Mobile World Congress, an annual event featuring technology companies, such as ECI, didn’t disappoint. The event unveiled innovative gadgets and discussed important global mobile network connectivity issues. The event showcased the latest developments in the mobile (and virtual) world, and put emerging four trends on center stage.
White box networking and servers, Virtualization and cloud based computing. All of these are related to a single trend in the computer networking world: disaggregation, or rather the splitting of hardware from software. The buzz around this new trend is obvious once you connect all the pieces together, but the drivers behind the disaggregation movement might not be. Why disaggregate, and why now? There are several answers to these questions, but the two most important ones revolve around intertwined complexity in the business and networking technology worlds. Businesses right now, face a landscape where business and technology are intertwined in somewhat specialized silos designed to solve specific problem sets.