Network virtualization is catching big data analytics in its wake as service providers and businesses are increasingly counting on analytics to not only collect more data, but also use it to make better data-driven decisions at a faster pace.
The use of big data analytics also includes a cultural transformation in order to help carriers and their end customers better understand the information that is being gathered.
According to a report by IDC, worldwide revenues for big data will grow from $130.1 billion last year to more than $203 billion by 2020.
Each year, software company Tableau examines industry trends related to big data analytics. That information drives the company's top ten data trends for the following year. Here's a look at Tableau's predictions for this year.
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.