Sharon Barkai

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With the capability to reduce both CapEx and OpEx, it's easy to see why the SDN-NFV trend has taken hold in the hosting and mobile industry. Early use cases include network virtualization from cloud service providers and enterprise data centers, bandwidth calendaring and network tapping. While this early traction is promising and receiving great praise in the public eye, some of the most promising deployments are being seen in the cable multi-system-operator (MSO) industry. While these use cases aren't garnering as much attention, they are equally interesting and have the potential to be very powerful. There are several examples that demonstrate different applications offered by MSOs modernized by SDN, such as TV Video on Demand (VoD), voice, and data, which can be delivered in both native environments and on top of these MSO applications, in different network locat... (more)