News Article | April 28, 2017
Belvoir is continuing with its strategy of selling off its corporate offices, with new franchisee David Devlin completing on the purchase of Belvoir Devizes. -- Belvoir is continuing with its strategy of selling off its corporate offices, with new franchisee David Devlin completing on the purchase of Belvoir Devizes.Belvoir's Chief Operating Officer, Dorian Gonsalves confirmed the sale, saying: "We announced over a year ago that it was our strategy to franchise out our corporate offices. Since 2016 we have made great headway with this, selling Belvoir Lichfield, Belvoir Burton on Trent, Belvoir Pimlico, Belvoir Basingstoke Sales and Belvoir Tadley Sales and Lettings."We are retaining Belvoir's two corporate offices in Grantham, and now just have two remaining corporate offices in Spalding and Cumbria, although we have recently agreed a sale agreed on one of these."Belvoir has always been committed to recruiting impressive individuals to take on our franchises and grow them. David Devlin is an extremely impressive and professional person and I am delighted that he has chosen to join Belvoir rather than any of the other numerous franchise models that are available."I am supremely confident that David will develop our Devizes office into a very successful business."Speaking of his decision to join Belvoir, David Devlin says: "I returned to the UK last September after working in the United States for 25 years. I was looking for a franchise opportunity and went to the Franchise Exhibition at the NEC last October, where I met some of the members of the Belvoir team. I was impressed and felt drawn towards Belvoir and when I looked at the Belvoir Devizes opportunity, which had already been a successful office for some years it seemed to be a good fit for me."My background is in IT and although my wife and I have had some property experience in the past, this is a very new venture, which I am very much looking forward to."To find out more about Belvoir please visit: https://www.belvoir.co.uk/ · Belvoir was founded in February 1995 by Mike and Stephanie Goddard. Its Central Office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire.· Mike was chairman of the bfa for three consecutive years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Belvoir. Dorian Gonsalves is Chief Operating Officer. Dorian sits on the Board of The Property Ombudsman.· Belvoir is recognised as the largest property franchise network on the High Street, with over 300 offices nationwide.· Belvoir was officially awarded the Best Lettings Agency Franchise – Gold Award at the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times. Belvoir also won the Silver Award in 2011.· Belvoir was voted Best Large Lettings Chain at the Estate & Letting Agent Awards (ESTAs) 2013, which was hosted by Phil Spencer, and won Silver in 2014 and 2015. Belvoir has won Brand Builder of the Year at the bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards 2011 and Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Franchise Marketing Association (FMA) Awards 2011.· Belvoir is a founder member of the SAFEagent Kitemark scheme, which is fully supported by NALS. SAFEagent promotes client money protection (CMP) and provides consumers with a clear message on those agents they should do business with.· Belvoir successfully listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 21February 2012.
News Article | May 2, 2017
Under the agreement, the Forum will exclusively license the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance to undertake the construction of OBLA in China and to conduct conformance and interoperability testing, migration best practices, technical due diligence and training around the project. The SDN/NFV Industry Alliance will build and manage the OBLA, while the Broadband Forum will provide technical direction, testing methods, a standards framework and domain expertise. The aim of the project is to develop network cloud standards verification, testing, solution conformance and a proving ground for new services. "As operators look to bring the efficiencies of data centers and cloud technologies to the network, gradually transforming it to a software-based infrastructure, it is incredibly important that we speed up standards, testing, conformance and best practice to ensure smarter, programmable and faster networks that deliver leading edge capability for operators and world-class experience for their customers," said Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster, of BT. "This new lab facility is a strategic and natural evolution of the Forum's ongoing work on virtualization and cloud, with almost every project in our current scope now connected to these next-generation network technologies. We look forward to strengthening this work with the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance." The OBLA builds on the Forum's ongoing and completed virtualization and cloud projects, including the Network Enhanced Residential Gateway, which shifts functionalities from the Residential Gateway to the operator's network, Cloud Central Office, Fixed Access Network Sharing, SDN in the Access Network, and the virtual Business Gateway. This complements the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance's focus on increasing the readiness in SDN commercial utilization and promoting the healthy development of the SDN industry. "The lack of standards and a unified framework for Network Cloud and SDN is a significant problem, which leads to fragmentation in the industry and defeats interoperability, slowing the industry's development. As one of the most important organizations in broadband, the Broadband Forum's Open Broadband Lab can be the unified and standardized platform to address the fragmentation issues and resolve the problems the industry is facing," said Mr. Wei Leping, President of the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance, and China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. "China SDN/NFV Industry Alliance is pleased to collaborate with the Forum to create the physical laboratory and verify the standardized framework, testing for interoperability and enabling application development based on this platform." For more information on the Broadband Forum's work, please visit: broadband-forum.org. To find out more about the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance, please see: sdnia.org About the Broadband Forum Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at broadband-forum.org. Twitter @Broadband_Forum. For more information about the Broadband Forum, please visit broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or email@example.com or Jayne Garfitt on +44 (0) 1636 812152 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance The SDN/NFV Industry Alliance (SDNFVIA) was founded on November 4, 2014 by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), together with 15 organizations in the industry. Guided by the principle of "openness, innovation, collaboration and implementation", the alliance focuses on increasing the readiness in SDN/NFV commercial utilization and promoting the healthy development of the SDN/NFV industry. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/broadband-forum-and-sdnnfv-industry-alliance-partner-on-network-transformation-300449534.html
News Article | February 28, 2017
Aricent’s collaboration with the CORD® community will help communication service providers and multi-system operators accelerate their network transformation for the digital era. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona and REDWOOD CITY, California – February 28, 2017 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company, announced today that it has joined the Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) community to contribute software, integration and testing frameworks to the CORD reference implementations. The CORD Project’s mission is to transform legacy central offices by redefining datacenter economics and leveraging the agility of cloud computing. Proprietary hardware is replaced with composable infrastructure, white-box servers and open-source software. The architecture is designed to support connectivity and cloud-based services for residential, enterprise and mobile subscribers. Drawing on its 20-year history of datacenter and network equipment design and engineering, Aricent helps service providers build tomorrow’s on-demand and digital networks. Aricent’s capability portfolio spans network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), micro services and container architectures, open network operating system (ONOS), and OpenStack (infrastructure-as-a-service). Aricent is working with key network equipment and service providers to accelerate the adoption of various implementations of CORD including GPON, SD-WAN, Residential Gateways, vCPE, vRouter and other on-demand resources and network operations. By joining the CORD Project, Aricent becomes part of a diversified open source community that is comprised of leading service providers, vendors, individual contributors, and other collaborators, all working to redefine network access through cloud systems. An example is CORD’s VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction), a project that seeks to develop a software module that acts as an isolator between an abstract (vendor agnostic) passive optical networking (PON) management system and a set of vendor-specific PON hardware devices. Aricent is developing a real-time performance monitoring (PM) framework for VOLTHA to enable access networks to stream statistics and counters for analysis. VOLTHA provides a set of abstract APIs, via which northbound systems can interact with the PON network with relative ease. On its southbound side, VOLTHA communicates with the PON hardware devices using vendor-specific protocols and protocol extensions. “We want to evolve the intelligence of the network to a point where it’s able to improve service quality at the right place and time in the customer experience,” said Walid Negm, Aricent’s Chief Technology Officer. “The idea of gaining visibility and insight from distributed network elements is critical to a self-aware and self-steering network,” he said. “Imagine applications that can subscribe to a data stream of patterns that indicate network congestion, traffic outages, and proactive network diagnosis. Operators can get a better handle on the utilization of network resources and system health that are the foundation of a superior customer experience,” Negm said. In the initial development phase of the VOLTHA project, Aricent’s performance monitoring framework will include: These metrics can be used by an analytics framework like Analytics-CORD, or a third-party consumer application, which can have its own intelligence and take network actions and decisions based on machine-learning techniques. About Aricent Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for the digital era. With more than 12,000 talented designers and engineers and over 25 years of experience, we help the world's leading companies solve their most important business and technology innovation challenges - from Customer to Chip. About CORD CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) combines NFV, SDN and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economies and service agility to the Telecom Central Office. An open reference implementation of CORD uses commodity servers and white-box switches, coupled with open source software that includes OpenStack, Docker, ONOS and XOS. This reference implementation is a general and extensible platform that supports a variety of domains and business requirements (e.g., residential, enterprise, mobile), and is also sufficiently complete to support field trials. http://opencord.org/
News Article | February 21, 2017
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today announced that it has open sourced its industry-validated and tested LTE RAN software, making it available under the Apache 2.0 license for ON.Lab’s open Mobile-CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) 5G architecture. The M-CORD reference solution brings the CORD framework to the mobile edge of the network for 5G services. By delivering an open source RAN for M-CORD, Radisys is enabling communications service providers to fast track their migrations from the traditional Central Office to virtualized data centers built with open source components. “Coming on the heels of Radisys delivering the industry’s first Evolved Packet Core open source software for M-CORD, the addition of an open source LTE RAN solution to M-CORD provides communications service providers with an accelerated path to deploying 5G services,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ONF, ON.Lab and Stanford Platform Lab. “Radisys has been a leading proponent of M-CORD as a system integrator and this new open source software offering underscores its unparalleled commitment to M-CORD’s success. We look forward to continuing our collaboration efforts with the Radisys team and supplying open source architectures that aid in the deployment of 5G.” Open source solutions have emerged as a major factor in aiding communications service providers’ migration from the Central Office to a virtualized data center model, but these telecom and service provider access and infrastructure solutions are complex and require diverse skill sets. As such, communications service providers are embracing the open CORD architecture to achieve the benefits of data center economics and the agility of the cloud. Radisys’ delivery of an open source LTE RAN enables communications service providers to readily adopt the M-CORD architecture and gain its associated benefits of disaggregation for virtualization, network slicing for scalability, and 5G architecture for connectionless mode. “By making Radisys’ LTE RAN software open sourced, Radisys further cements its commitment to the open source movement as integral part of our corporate strategy to enable communications service providers to avoid vendor lock-in and reduce time-to-market,” said Brian Bronson, president and CEO, Radisys. “Radisys’ LTE RAN software is field-hardened and proven globally in deployments around the world. By bringing our LTE RAN to the open source community through M-CORD, we can enable a 5G platform today while also focusing on delivery of a 5G RAN solution.” Radisys’ open source LTE RAN reference solution for the M-CORD reference architecture will be available March 2017. Radisys’ own M-CORD solution is a compilation of the company’s open source LTE RAN and EPC reference architecture pre-integrated and deployed on its DCEngine™ platform – an open hardware solution based on the OCP-ACCEPTED™ CG-OpenRack-19 specification from the Open Compute Project. The combination of this open software and hardware solution with Radisys’ integration, validation and custom development services delivers a service provider-ready solution. See the M-CORD Demonstration at Mobile World Congress Radisys and ON.Lab, along with other contributors, will demonstrate M-CORD use cases running on commodity hardware and on DCEngine at Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in its Booth 5I61 in Hall 5. To see the demonstration and meet with Radisys’ CORD and open source experts, contact email@example.com. CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) brings datacenter economics and cloud flexibility to the telco Central Office and to the entire access network. CORD is an open source service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV, and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. The CORD reference implementation serves as a platform for multiple domains of use, with open source communities building innovative services for residential, mobile, and enterprise network customers. The CORD ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the CORD initiative. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys, and Samsung Electronics Co. See the full list of members, including CORD’s collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with CORD at www.opencord.org. CORD is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software-defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys, please visit www.radisys.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 21, 2017
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To maximize 5G mobile service opportunities across China Unicom’s network, services acceleration company Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) and China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers, are partnering to build and integrate Mobile CORD (M-CORD) development PODs that use open source software. M-CORD, built on top of ONOS and the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) open source project, combines data center economics and the agility of the cloud with the benefits of a virtualized and disaggregated mobile core, as well as access infrastructure and mobile edge computing for innovation and deployment of 5G services. The companies will work together to develop deployment scenarios for this solution in China Unicom’s network. “As China Unicom evolves its network from 4G to 5G, it requires a fully virtualized and disaggregated infrastructure to better serve its residential, enterprise and mobile customers,” said Joseph Sulistyo, senior director of open networking solutions, Radisys. “We’re confident that together we can build and integrate an M-CORD POD to facilitate a robust 5G mobility infrastructure, thereby enabling China Unicom to rapidly deploy new 5G services on its network.” As a CORD systems integrator, Radisys will leverage CORD’s open reference implementation to bring China Unicom’s network cloud agility and improved economics. M-CORD is an emerging platform for 5G services with three key components: mobile edge services, virtualized Radio Access Network (RAN), and virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC). M-CORD makes mobility more cost-efficient, more software-programmable and more cloud-elastic. “China Unicom is collaborating with Radisys to collectively develop technology enablers and use cases for 5G services,” said Dr. Tang Xiongyan, CTO, Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. “Radisys will also provide us with its recommended deployment scenarios and feasibility analysis as well as an effective prototype demonstration of the solution in our mobile network. We’re encouraged that its efforts will yield great results for our subscribers.” Additionally, Radisys and China Unicom will develop together an open reference implementation of a virtualized RAN (vRAN) and an open reference implementation of next-generation mobile core architecture with observability and analytics. The companies will also explore opportunities for projects surrounding mobile edge computing (MEC), virtualization technology for connected cars and service development and demonstration, and connectionless architecture. See the M-CORD Demonstration at Mobile World Congress Radisys and ON.Lab will demonstrate M-CORD use cases running on commodity hardware and on DCEngine™ at Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in its Booth 5I61 in Hall 5. To see the demonstration and meet with Radisys’ CORD and open source experts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) brings datacenter economics and cloud flexibility to the telco Central Office and to the entire access network. CORD is an open source service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV, and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. The CORD reference implementation serves as a platform for multiple domains of use, with open source communities building innovative services for residential, mobile, and enterprise network customers. The CORD ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the CORD initiative. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys, and Samsung Electronics Co. See the full list of members, including CORD’s collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with CORD at www.opencord.org. CORD is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. China Unicom was officially established on 15 October 2008, and is committed to forging itself into a world-leading innovative ICT service provider. As of 2015, China Unicom is ranked 207 among the Fortune Global 500. As a leading operator providing both fixed-line and mobile services in China, the subscriber number of fixed service and mobile service is more than 300 million, and its service covers 31 provincial branches and 7 overseas operations. It has about 400,000 employees. For more information about China Unicom, please visit http://chinaunicom.com.cn/. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys please visit www.radisys.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 27, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today announced the first end-to-end open reference solution for M-CORD to accelerate service innovations and revenue generation for mobile operators. The M-CORD open reference solution is comprised of open mobile infrastructure and edge services, open control and management, and a carrier-grade open compute platform to maximize the economics and agility of cloud at the edge of the network. In addition, Radisys and ONF, which is merging with ON.Lab, will show live demonstrations of 5G services and use cases with the latest M-CORD innovations executed on the turnkey open reference solution in Booth 5I61 in Hall 5 during Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in Barcelona. “Radisys continues to advance the role of M-CORD by contributing and integrating open source solutions for innovative 5G use cases, in tight collaboration with CORD® partners and collaborators,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ONF, ON.Lab and Stanford Platform Lab. “As the leading open source system integrator in mobility, Radisys will demonstrate M-CORD as an innovative, open reference solution that tackles real world projects such IoT, premium public safety and analytics. We are pleased in our growing partnership with Radisys as M-CORD matures to inevitably become the deployment-ready mobility solution for service providers.” At Mobile World Congress, Radisys will run M-CORD on two distinct open compute platform configurations: an entry-level portable mini OCP 6U platform and Radisys’ DCEngine™, a carrier-grade OCP 16U rack scale open platform. The 6U platform provides an extremely cost-efficient mini-rack built with commodity servers and switches that can quickly prove initial 5G service testing with a lowest cost barrier to trial. Radisys’ DCEngine rack-scale hardware system, inspired by the Open Compute Project (OCP), yet enhanced for telco requirements and based on the OCP-ACCEPTED™ CG-OpenRack-19 specification, is suitable for demonstrating a deployment-ready M-CORD on a scalable carrier-grade open hardware platform. Radisys’ Professional Services, together with ONF and ON.Lab partners and collaborators, have leveraged the M-CORD vision to develop several evolutionary scenarios of 5G systems, including integration, validation and testing. The resulting innovative live demos at Mobile World Congress 2017 enable programmability and service flexibility and include: “Mobile operators have been active in the open source community, increasingly collaborating with like-minded vendors such as Radisys to enable transformation from proprietary solutions to open, flexible software-defined solutions built with open source components,” said Brian Bronson, president and CEO, Radisys. “As a CORD partner, we have embraced M-CORD to create an open reference solution that can be deployed and scaled in mobile networks, accelerating operators’ 5G service innovation and revenue generation. Radisys is also leveraging its Professional Services organization with integration expertise in mobile solutions, open compute hardware and open source architecture and software, to accelerate M-CORD from proof-of-concept to turnkey deployable products in the field.” In addition to delivering a turnkey M-CORD open reference solution, Radisys’ Professional Services also enables custom development services to meet each communications service providers’ unique integration requirements, to integrate M-CORD into existing mobile network management infrastructures, delivering an open yet customer-specific 5G service delivery and revenue generation solution. To schedule a meeting with Radisys’ open source experts at Mobile World Congress and to see the live M-CORD demonstrations, contact email@example.com. CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) brings datacenter economics and cloud flexibility to the telco Central Office and to the entire access network. CORD is an open source service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV, and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. The CORD reference implementation serves as a platform for multiple domains of use, with open source communities building innovative services for residential, mobile, and enterprise network customers. The CORD ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the CORD initiative. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys and Samsung Electronics, Co. See the full list of members, including CORD’s collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with CORD at opencord.org. CORD is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the recognized leader and standard bearer for SDN. Launched in 2011, the ONF has more than 100 member companies and is led by a board including representation from leading operators including AT&T, Google, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and Verizon. The merger of ONF and ON.Lab is expected to be complete in late 2017. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org/. Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) has created the leading open source platforms CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and ONOS® (Open Network Operating System) for service providers. Founded by SDN’s inventors and leaders to foster an open source community to realize the full potential of SDN, ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high-quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem can build solutions. For further information, visit http://onlab.us/. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software-defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys, please visit www.radisys.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Los procesadores de servidos de centro de datos optimizan la carga de trabajo ThunderX® ARM V8.1 y las soluciones de despliegue XPliant® SDN SAN JOSÉ, California y BARCELONA, España, 28 de febrero de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), un proveedor líder de productos de semiconductor que permiten procesamiento seguro e inteligente para la empresa, centro de datos, redes por cable e inalámbricas, anunció hoy la implementación completa del grupo de software de plataforma ON.Lab CORD (Central Office Re-architected as Data center) SDN/NFV en su arquitectura de servidor COTS basada en centro de datos ThunderX ARM. Además, la hoja y espina que contactan de forma integral con CORD cuentan con el apoyo de la conexión SDN programable XPliant de Cavium. Como parte de la colaboración anunciada anteriormente, Cavium y China Unicom han trabajado de cerca para servir de puerto e integrar toda la agrupación de software M-CORD en una arquitectura de hardware unificada única optimizada para su funcionamiento NFV y control SDN. La agrupación Cavium M-CORD es un sistema completamente integrado que implementa un grupo completo de características desde el marco de la Radio Access Network (RAN) hasta ONOS y XOS SDN y software de orquestación. Permite un funcionamiento de claves virtuales en cualquier oficina central para un despliegue completo NFV C-RAN. La combinación del procesador de servidor de centro de datos basado en ThunderX ARM con el revolucionario conector XPliant altamente programable proporciona una plataforma completa para M-CORD. China Unicom y Cavium trabajarán de forma conjunta para probar el sistema en localizaciones en directo para optimizar el rendimiento vBBU y el aprovisionamiento de red central. "Estamos muy emocionados de colaborar con China Unicom en este hito destacado dentro de la iniciativa M-CORD. Una arquitectura de hardware homogénea completamente optimizada para las funciones NFV y 5G es un requisito clave previo para los despliegues de campo", indicó Raj Singh, vicepresidente y responsable general del Network & Communication Group de Cavium. "Esta implementación diferenciada y altamente escalar permitirá a operadores como China Unicom explorar de forma rápida e implementar las topologías de red de próxima generación". "Nuestra colaboración con Cavium ha demostrado un progreso real, y estamos impacientes por probar la nueva implementación ThunderX basada en M-CORD y virtualizada RAN dentro de nuestra red", destacó el doctor Tang Xiongyan, responsable tecnológico del Network Technology Research Institute de China Unicom. "Creemos que nuestra asociación proporcionará beneficios destacados para ambas partes". Acerca de Cavium Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), ofrece una amplia cartera de soluciones de infraestructura para cálculo, seguridad, almacenamiento, conmutación, conectividad y procesamiento de banda base. Los productos SoC de doble núcleo altamente integrados de Cavium ofrecen soluciones de software compatible a través de puntos de bajo a alto rendimiento que permiten funcionalidad segura e inteligente en la empresa, centro de datos y equipo del proveedor de servicio. Los procesadores y soluciones Cavium son compatibles con un amplio ecosistema de sistemas operativos, herramientas, pilas de aplicación, diseños de referencia de hardware y otros productos. Cavium tiene su sede en San José, CA con centros de diseño en California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China y Taiwán.
News Article | February 28, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile World Congress—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that it is building on the early market leadership of its CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) compliant portfolio and broadening the use cases so these open principles can be applied over any network infrastructure and for every customer segment. Whether it is 10G PON over fiber, G.fast over copper or coax, DOCSIS 3.1 over coax, or 5G wireless, these software-defined access (SD access) technologies are all foundational for establishing Gigabit Societies and the carriers’ ability to realize their goal of creating a platform economy. ADTRAN believes that its open, programmable CORD network architecture approach is instrumental as its customers look to create a simplified service delivery platform that can leverage a wide range of next-generation access technologies for fixed or mobile connectivity. Carriers are looking to leverage their investments in broadband to drive revenue and rapidly create new services outside of the confines of traditional closed proprietary systems. ADTRAN’s open CORD-based architecture simplifies the complexity that is oftentimes associated with unifying services over fiber, copper, cable and wireless. This CORD approach creates the network platform for one seamless, open network. As each market segment presents its own opportunities and challenges, ADTRAN has been particularly successful in advancing residential CORD (R-CORD) developments and helping its customers push CORD architectures as deeply into the network as possible and take advantage of increasingly tremendous avenues for growth. Throughout 2016, ADTRAN demonstrated its commitment to CORD architectures with its disaggregated and virtualized OLT and ONT products. The company is an ONOS (Open Network Operating System) Collaborator and is focused on ON.Labs initiatives, which include CORD, ONOS and VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction). ADTRAN’s CORD-based programmable access architectures are ideally suited to support residential, business and backhaul services over a converged access architecture including 10G EPON, XGS-PON, NGPON2 and P2P 10GE, as well as copper and coax access with G.fast. ADTRAN is the first and only access vendor that has demonstrated open and programmable network elements fully aligned with the R-CORD architecture and its platforms are currently involved in over 25 trials with carriers around the world. These next-generation access products that fit into the CORD architecture are available today and being deployed by several global operators. “We are excited to add a company with the access domain expertise of ADTRAN to our contributor base,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ON.Lab and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). “ADTRAN’s commitment to bring datacenter economies and cloud agility to service providers for its residential, enterprise and mobile customers will significantly expand the reach and accelerate the time-to-market for open, programmable networks.” “Our multi-market development approach is based on our customers telling us how broadly they want to leverage CORD in their networks and the role it will play in their ability to compete and win in an increasingly competitive market,” said Robert Conger, associate vice president, cloud and portfolio strategy for ADTRAN. “Our customers have stated that in order to compete with cloud-based competitors, they must have comparable network programmability to that of the data center environment, and the interface must be homogenous regardless of the access technology that the next generation of services are delivered over. As a strategic partner to our customers, ADTRAN’s commitment to CORD frames our product development and roadmap, all driven toward providing our customers the ability to connect to any customer, over any network, and using a truly open platform on which they can deliver services at web scale.” ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
News Article | February 22, 2017
SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Go!Foton Corporation, a global leader in fiber connectivity solutions, launches PEACOC™ V3.0 aimed at addressing the architectural and business needs of Central Offices and Data Centers looking to implement emerging next generation applications such as 5G, C-RAN, NG-PON2, and Ultra Long Haul transmission. The PEACOC V3.0 is a high-density fiber management platform that is built on the patented spreadable connector design which permits a three-finger grip per LC connector thus completely resolving the well documented “fat finger” operational challenges. PEACOC V3.0 offers a pay-as-you-grow model using 1RU Chassis as its basic element. In the most basic configuration, each 1RU chassis allows for up to six (6) configurable, Flexible Trays (FleTs) containing 24 LC connectors for a total of 144 LC connectors per 1RU. When coupled with the Go!Foton NEBS compliant 7ft fiber frame, the integrated PEACOC solution supports an industry leading 5,760 LC connectors. Each PEACOC FleT cassette can be configured to support a wide variety of patching and splicing applications as well as house integrated passive optical components such WDMs, Splitters, Couplers, and Tap Filters. The PEACOC V3.0 chassis is fully compatible with any standard 19-inch or 23-inch frame and can be implemented in the same rack with active equipment, thus enabling distributed fiber management within the Central Office or Data Center. This shift in paradigm substantially reduces the number of fiber terminations which are needed, measurably improving each fiber channel quality and simplifying fiber connectivity, while dramatically reducing the overall rack space required. “ Our innovative PEACOC technology enables communications service providers and data center operators to more efficiently and cost effectively scale and manage their optical networks to support the explosive growth in port density that is emerging with the ever advancing bandwidth demands of today’s and tomorrow’s applications,” states Dr. Simin Cai, President and CEO of Go!Foton. In addition to the patented spreadable adapter arms, the PEACOC platform uniquely allows field technicians easy access to both front- and back-side connectors while working from the front side of the chassis or frame. This distinctive PEACOC feature helps prevents commonly documented connector mismatch mistakes while also improving the ability of field technicians to properly clean both front and back side connectors. This all-front access feature also makes PEACOC a natural choice for small spaces such as OSP cabinets, fiber distribution hubs or other controlled equipment vaults (CEVs). The PEACOC V3.0 platform is a high capacity, high density fiber management solution which gives Service Providers a sensible migration strategy which leverages their existing fiber management infrastructure. The Go!Foton patented PEACOC technology addresses the challenges Service Providers face when using small form factor connectors in high density applications while providing a scalable, future proof approach to supporting next gen technology and services. PEACOC V3.0 will be showcased at the upcoming OFC Conference and Exposition in Los Angeles, CA March 21-23 2017. Booth #3300. Formerly known as NSG America, Go!Foton provides a variety of innovative telecom and data center solutions for long haul, metro, and broadband access applications, as well as supplying optical materials and components to the imaging, medical, and instrumentation markets. A global company, Go!Foton has sales offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, in addition to R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Japan, China and in the Philippines. For further information, please go to www.gofoton.com
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Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering | Year: 2012
Analyses of load tests on instrumented drilled shafts in intermediate geomaterials (IGMs) and rock are performed using a hyperbolic modelfor relative displacement(Δ)/shaft diameter (d)versus side friction (fs) data. Ultimate side friction (fsu) determined from these analyses for IGMs compares well with those determined from pressuremeter tests. For rock with a rock quality designation (RQD) greater than 50%, values of fsu are approximately equal to rock socket unit friction (qSR), estimated using 28-day strength (f'c) of drilled shaft concrete, but for RQD less than 50%, fsu is approximately equal to qSR, estimated using uniaxial strength (qu) of rock cores and reduction factor (αE) to account for jointing in rock. Linear elastic shear modulus (G) for IGMs determined from these analyses is approximately equal or slightly less than reload modulus (Gr) determined from the pressuremeter test. Rock mass modulus (Em) also matches with values determined from correlations. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.