At the heart of some of AT&T's new products and services is its Foundry program, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2016.
The Foundry program was first launched in 2011 in Plano, Texas, and has since grown to a total of six locations. Using a DevOps mindset, the goal of the AT&T Foundry program is to create fast-paced, collaborative environments for technologists at each location.
"At each AT&T Foundry location, teams work to explore new technology, solve business challenges and power new services for customers, both as internal cross-functional groups and in collaboration with outside companies and startups," said Igal Elbaz, vice president of ecosystem and innovation at AT&T Services, during a Q&A with Telco Transformation. "Over the years, AT&T has deployed numerous products and services that originated as AT&T Foundry projects."
AT&T's project managers, engineers and developers also work behind the scenes on initiatives that power the service it offers to subscribers, such as projects related to its goal of virtualizing 75% of the network by 2020. Through the work of AT&T Foundry, along with many others across its business, AT&T hit 5.7% in 2015 and was on track to hit 30% virtualization by end of 2016.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.