Legacy routers have been traditionally built with both data plane and control plane hosted in the same device, with data plane running in specialized ASICs hardware, and control plane running in an x86 architecture. This approach has historically enabled network operators to meet the capacity and feature requirements of their networks, but at a significant
5G networks require a significant increase in the number of cell sites as compared to their predecessors to support an enormous increase in the number of connected devices, from mobile phones to multitudes of IoT sensors. In addition, routing services are required in those locations to support the heterogeneous requirements in latency and bandwidth for
In our recent blog posts, we have looked at different aspects of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). CapEx spending gets the headlines and for good reason. Flattening revenues driven by lower revenue per bit coupled with explosive growth in bandwidth demands have made it difficult for carriers to achieve the industry’s standard goal of 15%–20%
Volta’s Dean Bogdanovic was at IETF105 where he delivered a talk on Network Automation Evolution:
At NANOG 72 in Atlanta, Dean Bogdanovic, Volta CEO and founder, presented a Lightning Talk on “Device versus Service Models in Network Automation.” Network operators are increasingly adopting automation, but most networks today are managed as a set of individual devices. Further, approximately 70% of network operators still use CLI as the main management interface.