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articleservice providersystem.string[] February 27, 2014 by Frank Yue
Every morning, I walk by the Arc de Triomf on my way to the exhibition halls. This massive architectural wonder was built for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. This event was what we now refer to as a World’s Fair. These World’s Fairs were designed to be an exhibition of the advancements in technology and culture from nations around the world. Important inventions such as the light bulb (1889), the radio (1893), and ice cream cones (1905) have been introduced to the world’s amazed populat...
articleservice providerconsolidationtcos/gi February 26, 2014 by Frank Yue
Guest blog post by Misbah Mahmoodi, Product Marketing Manager, Service ProvidersService providers are constantly challenged with ensuring their networks are running at optimal performance, especially as they cope with the increasing usage of mobile data traffic which leads to increased CapEx and OpeEx. At the same time, revenue has not kept pace with increasing data consumption, yielding in declining profitability as total cost of ownership continues to rise. As a result, service providers are l...
articleservice providersystem.string[] February 25, 2014 by Frank Yue
The people were in full force today spread over 8 exhibit halls. There are over 1,700 exhibitors and 70,000 attendees! This is the largest annual mobile networking trade show for the service provider market. It seems that if anyone has anything remotely to do with mobile networks, they are here at this event. A brief respite before the crowds arrive!Today, much of our time was spent sharing with customers, partners, and analysts our message about how F5 can help deliver solutions to the service ...
This is Part Two of Two for a Guest Blog by Tom Carter, VP Worldwide Sales at F5 Networks. What enhancements are needed to address the network and signaling congestion?  The 3GPP standards provide a very useful architecture reference to enable mobile data connectivity and an essential suite of services.  There is a need to support numerous third party applications and infrastructure so the reference guide provided via 3GPP is very useful.  The additional network elements and fe...
article February 24, 2014 by Frank Yue
#MWC14. It is a new year and a Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain is upon us again. At F5, we are back with a bigger presence and a cooler story. Our booth is located in Hall 5, 5G11, if you want to drop by and see our very cool looking design. As you may or may not know, we issued a press release in advance of the show touting our well received Synthesis architectural vision and how it relates to the service provider environment. This message is an essential unifying picture that explain...
Guest blog by Andreas Roeder, Solutions Architect, Service ProvidersEven if there are not publicly available and massive across the board worldwide deployments of SDN/NFV yet, there is a lot of traction on the topic of stack consolidation in the industry right now. There are also a lot of adjacent subdomains for SDN/NFV such as the virtual networking itself, and how to connect all those pieces from a networking perspective - the virtual functions by themselves and the management and orchestratio...
There is a significant and growing interest from the service provider community for network functions virtualization (NFV) types of solutions. Service providers see the potential and realized benefits from the cloud and software defined network (SDN) movements and are looking for ways to incorporate the positive attributes of virtualization technologies in their core network solutions. While NFV depends on the virtualization of applications and services, virtualization alone is not enough to lev...
This is a Guest Blog by Tom Carter, VP Worldwide Sales at F5 Networks.The incredible growth of smartphones in mobile operators’ networks has had dramatic effects.  It’s GREAT for users but a huge challenge for operators, and in fact a double edged sword. The insatiable desire for consuming mobile data has enabled operators to lock in long term contracts and drive new revenues, but the increased demand from these new powerful data hogs comes with a price - the host cost of managing the effects on...
We live in an ADHD world. Lately, everything we do is interrupt driven. When my pocket buzzes, I check my phone to read the latest message. Or, I may access my social media applications to see my friends’ updates and send a quick response, making their smart devices buzz and beep. Smartphones along with global availability and accessibility have created an environment where we are continuously reacting and responding to the latest stimulus. People are constantly looking for new application...
articlevirtualizationcloudnfvsdn October 24, 2013 by Frank Yue
Market research firm, IT Brand Pulse, announced their 2013 Open Compute Innovation Leaders as voted by major customers and end users. F5 Networks was given the award as the innovation leader for a Layer 4-7 SDN Services Platform. These awards were announced at the Open Server Summit conference in Santa Clara, California. The receipt of this award is significant for two reasons. First, it is always great for this company to win awards as a leader and visionary in the networking industry. F5 Ne...
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