We started our series, Convergence in the New Service Edge, with a discussion on how 4G and 5G will have to coexist in the same transport network. In Part 2, we discussed how that transport network will support fixed as well as wireless traffic. 5G services are different. In this installment, we want to take
Volta has written a white paper on edge computing, has a web page on it, and did a webinar with Jennifer Clarke who covers cloud infrastructure & edge computing for Omdia/Heavy Reading. Why is a routing vendor so focused on edge computing? Well, the answer is in the name. It is clear that edge computing
On December 10, Volta and Fujitsu co-sponsored a webinar hosted by IHS Markit featuring Heidi Adams, Executive Director, Network Infrastructure Research. Our topic was Virtual Routing in 5G Transport. Attendees received a special report authored by Heidi. If you missed it, you watch it on-demand here and download the report, the slides and several other
In carrier networks, the appliance model is giving way to a disaggregated model. Traditionally, functions like routing were implemented in a tightly coupled hardware and software bundle. Routing vendors could ensure the proper operation of their system because they controlled the entire network element. They even developed their own switching ASICs for their line cards.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a familiar concept – it recognizes that the acquisition cost is only part of the cost story. Think about a car. You have the purchase price (or the lease). In addition, there are the costs incurred over the life of the vehicle such as fuel, maintenance, insurance and licensing.