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October 7, 2011  9:37 PM

Looking at, and through, clouds: A check of key vendors’ cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, Amazon EC2, Apple, appliances, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud ecosystem, cloud provider, Cloud Services, Ericsson, Google, networking market, networking vendors, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, Sony

There are signs that the networking industry is doing a bit more weaving and bobbing as it looks for a position that sustains revenue and profit growth. One big item is the story that Sony...

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September 10, 2011  12:48 AM

Is technology-strategy planning season beginning or stalling out?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application development, Cisco, content monetization, enterprise neteworking, Ericsson, network operators, networking strategy, networking vendors, NSN, service layer platforms, technology planning

We’re heading into the fall now, and with the change in season will come a new period of technology-strategy planning for both enterprises and the service providers. I’ve tracked the former group with a formal fall survey since 1982 and the latter since 1991, and the results of the surveys are...


September 8, 2011  1:52 PM

CDN model of the future evident in ALU and NSN offerings, startups



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, content delivery networks, iPhone, multi-screen applications, next-gen content delivery and video, NSN, tablets, Veravue

In video, we’re seeing a bit more focus on the kind of features more likely to be associated with monetized video than passive streaming. Vendors are jumping onto this, not with what we’d like to see (a true, architected, service layer) but at least with silo video offerings. I noted that


August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...


July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...


June 24, 2011  4:02 PM

Diving deep on Alcatel-Lucent’s FP3 announcement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
100 Gigabit Ethernet, Alcatel-Lucent, edge networks, FP3, network monetization, routers and switches

Alcatel-Lucent provided its own ballyhoo with the announcement that the company had promised would make the Internet faster. I'm not big on ballyhoo, and I have to...


June 16, 2011  1:46 AM

Ericsson’s OSS/BSS buy and the ripple effect on competitors



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper, NSN, OSS/BSS, Telcordia

There was probably joy in finance-land when Ericsson made its move to acquire Telcordia. The company -- formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore -- was at the same time the “labs” of the RBOCs and the foundation for the support of and


June 3, 2011  2:24 PM

Alcatel-Lucent video analytics tools — OTT and operator CDN uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, CDNs, content delivery networks, content monetization strategy, OTT content providers, QoE, quality of experience, streaming video, video performance

In the media space, Alcatel-Lucent has announced a tool that’s designed to help operators tune their delivery infrastructure to video needs. AppGlide Video Analytics is a combination of analytic...

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June 1, 2011  1:52 PM

Cisco’s managed service offering for SMBs — who needs it?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, managed services, SMBs

Cisco is announcing a new white-label managed service offering that’s designed to be resold by network operators (presumably Cisco customers) to rebrand for the SMB space. Cisco would provide the actual remote management resources. The move is yet another interesting slant on how Cisco thinks...


May 17, 2011  1:58 AM

Cisco’s financials: Time for a proactive plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper

Cisco reported its results, which the Street has described as those of a "company in transition." I disagree; they're the results of a market in transition and a company not yet transitioning. The signs of the conditions that have dumped Cisco's stock and fortunes have been clearly visible for...


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