The combination of rapid innovation in service provider networks and increased new service demands by customers is driving the change to a DevOps approach for developing new products, creating unified company cultures and prioritizing operational processes. A new report finds DevOps practices are now widely understood within telecom.
Instead of development and operational teams operating in their own fiefdoms, DevOps creates cross-disciplinary groups that work together from the inception of a new product or service all the way through its lifecycle. (See DevOps: AT&T's Saxena on Building a 'One-Team Culture'.)
DevOps speeds up the delivery of the entire product cycle while also improving quality, security, profitability and measurable outcomes, according to the recent DevOps report by Puppet and DORA. For this year's report, Puppet Labs and DORA surveyed more than 4600 technical professionals from around the world.
"DevOps is no longer a mere fad or buzzword, but an understood set of practices and cultural patterns," was one of the main conclusions reached in the report.
Other DevOps benefits in the report included 22% less time spent on unplanned work and "rework" by "high performing" organizations, which then had 29% more time for new tasks. Those same organizations spent 50% less time fixing security issues than the low performers.
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.