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Multicore Processors Accelerating Network Virtualization: A Competitive Analysis
February 2018
Multicore processors are more important than ever in networking systems due to the shift to virtualized networks using SDN and NFV. This report surveys high-performance multicore processors for virtualized networking and other networking applications. It also reviews the strategy and product architectures of multicore processor, IP and software vendors. The report covers 17 vendors, using documentation supplied by these vendors to provide detailed information on almost 90 devices or groups of devices.
LENGTH: 69 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Three Smart Cities
February 2018
This report examines smart city initiatives in three major U.S. cities. Chicago and Boston have been relatively prominent for their projects over the last few years; and Columbus, Ohio, is positioned for significant progress as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's first Smart City Challenge. This report examines how such projects are implemented across city governments and public-private partnerships. The report also projects Columbus's future smart city plans, with implications for other projects in the U.S. and worldwide.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Charting the Path to Network Automation & Disaggregation: Carrier SDN Survey Analysis
February 2018
This report assesses the evolution of SDN in carrier networks through an in-depth survey of network operators around the globe. The survey-based project builds on an unparalleled wealth of operator data and insights gained from six years of extensive Heavy Reading primary research in this area. Building on our knowledge base and past survey work, we focus this SDN study on two critical areas: disaggregation in packet-optical networks and automation in the carrier wide-area network (WAN).
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Automation Focus Group: CSPs Start Automating Sans Overall Master Plan
February 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are involved with automation initiatives. This focus group was asked 10 questions about planning, likely internal impact, drivers and partners related to automation. The results clearly indicate that service providers expect positive results from automation even without following a well-developed master plan for accomplishing those results.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
SD-WAN Creating a Generational Moment for Cable
February 2018
This report reviews U.S. cable provider plans to offer SD-WAN and move up-market to attract enterprise customers. The report explores the state of cable business services, key market challenges, SD-WAN components and complementary technologies. It includes an analysis of the supplier market and a chart of nine key SD-WAN technology suppliers that are playing or appear to be positioned to play a role with cable providers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
IoT & Mobile Operators: 10 Capabilities for Success
January 2018
As the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to gain traction across a multitude of industries, this report identifies 10 forward-looking capabilities that are essential for mobile operators. For those that are already IoT players, this is a checklist of factors that operations, technical and commercial teams should already be considering. For those preparing to enter the IoT space, it can provide a strategic guide against which priority investments can be determined. And for the "wait and see" camp, it should be a wake-up call and manifesto for rapid change -- otherwise, future survival is not assured.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
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