Trending: Network Performance News This Week, June 21-27, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, June 27, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on what's actually involved with virtualization, aspects of indoor wireless coverage, and business models that are changing along with technology developments. 

The Virtualization Journey
Although virtualized data centers are now mainstream, most organizations are still in the early phases of implementing, optimizing, and automating this technology and operational strategy. Data Center Journal article

To virtualize or not: Workloads that should stay physical
Although virtualization can bring many advantages, it's not the best approach for every workload. For example, fault tolerance can be an issue for very large, resource-intensive workloads, and there may be logistical issues preventing virtualization of some very large-scale workloads. TechTarget article

Sponsored: DAS What We’re Talking About!
In-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) are theoretically useful for enhancing cell coverage inside buildings. In practice, it's not so simple. RCR Wireless article

Reader Forum: New technology set to bolster indoor wireless coverage, capacity
Service providers and enterprise IT managers are relying more and more on faster wireless technologies in denser nodes (e.g. small cells, next-gen Wi-Fi) for indoor coverage. But wired network portions involved can create bottlenecks. RCR Wireless article

OTT & the Net New Effect
Over-the-top (OTT) video is a double-edged sword for premium programmers: it creates new competitors and threatens the dual-stream revenue model (income from ads and licensing deals), but also offers a new distribution channel. Light Reading article

The Digital Service Provider
To benefit from the open industry value chain created the by the internet, operators must transform from 'communications service providers' to 'digital service providers.' Light Reading article