2015

 

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Kevin Riley, Sonus

LinkedIn - December 14, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink

LinkedIn - November 30, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Jason Koenders, Integra

LinkedIn - November 16, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Jerome Tollet, Qosmos

LinkedIn - November 10, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Gareth Noyes, Wind River

LinkedIn - October 26, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Randy Nicklas, Windstream

LinkedIn - October 19, 2015

 

ARM Wrestling in the Cloud Arena: Winners Stay Pure

LinkedIn - October 13, 2015

 

Telecom Service Quality Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

LinkedIn - October 5, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Doug Suriano, Oracle

LinkedIn - September 28, 2015

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Martin Taylor, Metaswitch

LinkedIn - September 21, 2015

 

How NFV Got Real

LinkedIn - September 13, 2015

 

It's a Server!

LinkedIn - September 8, 2015


A Big Anniversary for Overture

LinkedIn - September 6, 2015

 

Pure-Play Virtualization versus SFPs

LinkedIn - August 30, 2015

 

End User Benefits of NFV

LinkedIn - August 22, 2015

 

The Turing Test for NFV

LinkedIn - August 5, 2015

 

NFV's Unexpected Bonus

Light Reading - August 3, 2015

 

Why I Write at LinkedIn

LinkedIn - July 27, 2015

 

Hard Truths about Software Licensing for NFV

LinkedIn - July 13, 2015

 

Real-World NFV, Real Lessons Learned

LinkedIn - July 8, 2015

 

The New Face(book) of Carrier Class?

Light Reading - June 25, 2015

 

Leave Manual Orchestration to Symphony Orchestrators

LinkedIn - June 19, 2015

 

Five Important Questions on SDN and NFV

LinkedIn - June 9, 2015

 

NFV Orchestration and Service Innovation

LinkedIn - May 28, 2015

 

Topology Options for NFV

SDxCentral - May 14, 2015

 

The Case for Pure-Play Virtualization

Light Reading - May 8, 2015

 

Why Telecos Care About SDN and NFV, and Some Issues

LinkedIn Telecom Executives - May 4, 2015

 

Performance and Low Cost Enable NFV and SDN

LinkedIn - May 4, 2015

 

Edge Virtualization and Micro-Clouds

LinkedIn - April 28, 2015

 

Fact Check on SDN and NFV

LinkedIn - April 1, 2015

 

NFV and SDN: What’s the Difference Two Years Later?

SDxCentral - March 30, 2015

 

 

Early Feedback on Net Neutrality

LinkedIn - March 18, 2015

 

Overture’s ESI Wins Award from Network Intelligence Alliance

LinkedIn - March 4, 2015

 

Interconnections and Net Neutrality

LinkedIn - February 27, 2015

 

 

2014

 

Cost Cutting is Not Enough (reprint)

Telecom Ramblings - August 9, 2014

 

Real-World Lessons of SDN and NFV

SDNCentral - July 28, 2014

Note - This was named as a top 10 guest blog at SDxCentral for 2014.

 

Automation or Services — Which Comes First?

SDNCentral - July 8, 2014

 

Service Provider Realism About SDN

SDNCentral - January 21, 2014

Note: This was named as a top 10 guest blog at SDxCentral for 2014

 

 

Innovation: 3 Key Elements for Success

CTOvision -  January 16, 2014
 
 
 

2013

 

Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications

CTOvision - December 17. 2013

 

Architecting the Metro Edge for Accurate One-Way Frame Delay Measurements

Ethernet Academy - September 15, 2013

 

SDN and NFV: Survey of Articles Comparing and Contrasting

CTOvision - June 28, 2013

 

NFV and SDN: What's the Difference?

SDNCentral - March 30, 2013

Note - This was been the most popular guest blog at SDNCentral for most of the 12 months after its publication, and it was also the top guest blog for 2013.

 

 

2012

 

Guest Blog: Carrier Ethernet APAC Conference

Carrier Ethernet News - December 6, 2012

 

Guest Blog - "Highlights: Fall 2012 Carrier Ethernet World Congress"

Carrier Ethernet News - September 2012

 

 

Guest BLOGS

... at a variety of sites.

 

2017


The Real Innovators of Networking: Adam Cavazos, Dobson Technologies

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - October 16, 2017


Network Virtualization Simplified

Reprint at NetManias - October 16, 2017


Verizon uCPE Case Study

ADVA Optical Networking web site - October 15, 2017


Service Providers Are Deploying SD-WAN (reprint)

Netmanias - October 10, 2017


Network Virtualization Simplified

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - September 26, 2017


Service Providers Are Deploying SD-WAN

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - September 22, 2017


Don’t Use Hardware Appliances for SD-WAN

SDxCentral - September 19, 2017


What is Universal CPE?

Reprint at Netmanias - September 14, 2017


What is Universal CPE?

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - August 8, 2017


Software and Support Optimize SD-WAN for Enterprises (reprint)

Netmanias - July 31, 2017


Understanding the Use of Universal CPE

SDxCentral - July 11, 2017


Leave your appliances behind: How to overcome challenges in moving to a cloud-centric network

Telecoms Tech News - June 28, 2017


I Became An Engineer: Because I Loved LEGOs And Tinkertoys

ECN - June 23, 2017


Software and Support Optimize SD-WAN for Enterprises

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - June 16, 2017


The Real CTOs of NFV and The Real Innovators of Networking

LinkedIn - June 9, 2017


Ensemble Continues to Make NFV Easy - and Cloudy

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - June 1, 2017


No Shortcuts to NFV Success

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - May 26, 2017


The NIA Can Help Make NFV a Success

Light Reading - May 2, 2017


Experience Powers Interoperability

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - May 2, 2017


Why Use HARDWARE Appliances for SOFTWARE-Defined WAN?

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - April 20, 2017


Service Providers are Changing for the Cloud

SDxCentral - March 31, 2017


Applications: The Real Drivers of 5G Infrastructure Requirements

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - March 28, 2017


Cloudifying the Communications Network

Light Reading - February 16, 2017


An NFV and SDN Reader (reprint) 

Netmanias - February 7, 2017


Operator Predictions for 2017

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - January 5, 2017



2016


An NFV and SDN Reader

LinkedIn - December 21, 2016


The Real Innovators of Networking: Todd McWhirter, Zayo Group

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - December 16, 2016


Ensemble SmartWAN: Transforming SD-WAN

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - December 6, 2016


Back to the Future - Telco Style

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - November 16, 2016


SD-WAN 2.0: Building a Better SD-WAN (reprint)

Netmanias - October 31, 2016


Making MANO Easy

SDxCentral - October 28, 2016


Defining MANO: Open Source vs. Standards

Light Reading - October 26, 2016


NFV and MEC: What's the Difference?"

MEC Congress blog - September 20, 2016


The Real Innovators of Networking: Peter Klostermaier, Computacenter

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - September 14, 2016


Ensemble Explained - The Video Series

LinkedIn - September 2, 2016


The Real Reason to Deploy NFV: New Revenue

Lightwave - September 12, 2016


Ensemble Explained - The Video Series

LinkedIn - September 2, 2016


It's All About The Cloud

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - August 17, 2016


SD-WAN 2.0: Evolving to a Complete Solution

SDxCentral - August 12, 2016


SDN and NFV Drive Change, But Not Everywhere

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - August 12, 2016


The key to 5G is getting started

5G World Series - July 20, 2016


Assuring Cloud Connectivity

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - July 19, 2016


In Praise of Hidden Complexity

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - July 5, 2016


SD-WAN 2.0: Building A Better SD-WAN

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - June 22, 2016


Can Cloud in a Box Address OpenStack Issues?

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - June 8, 2016


May is Awards Month!

LinkedIn - May 31, 2016


The Real CTOs of Network Innovation: Christoph Glingener, ADVA Optical Networking

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - May 26, 2016


Orchestration for NFV Needs Scale and Resiliency

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - May 18, 2016


Open vSwitch is No Match for ADVA Ensemble Connector Performance

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - May 16, 2016


Three Easy Numbers for Bloggers

LinkedIn - May 3, 2016


Uncertainty About NFV Orchestration Demands Openness and Flexibility

Technically Speaking - April 26, 2016


Great Speakers Avoid These Mistakes

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - March 29, 2016


Bringing The Cloud to a Business Near You

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - March 17, 2016


Mobile Devices at MWC

LinkedIn - March 3, 2016


Assuring Symmetric Physical Delay

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - February 24, 2016


NFV orchestration demands openness and flexibility

TM Forum Inform - February 23, 2016


Leveraging NFV Infrastructure to Drive Revenue

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - February 22, 2016


The ABCs of Mobile World Congress

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - February 18, 2016


The Real CTOs of NFV: Satya Baddipudi, DartPoints

LinkedIn and Technically Speaking - February 15, 2016


Staffing and Organizing for Telco Innovation – Part 3

LinkedIn - February 1, 2016

 

Staffing and Organizing for Telco Innovation – Part 2

LinkedIn - January 25, 2016
 

The Real CTOs of NFV: David Hughes, Silver Peak

LinkedIn - January 20, 2016
 

Staffing and Organizing for Telco Innovation – Part 1

LinkedIn - January 15, 2016

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Tim Naramore, Masergy

LinkedIn - January 13, 2016

 

The Real CTOs of NFV: Krish Prabhu, AT&T

LinkedIn - January 5, 2016

To All Gates

Personal blog published at Blogspot

OTHER SITES


Prayson and Ransom Catch BIG Fish!

Salty Dog Charters - April 3, 2013 Photos and video of our epic fishing trip in New Orleans.





Prayson's Prate

Personal blog published at Blogspot

 

My entries on the Overtones blog

published at Overture Networks:



2014 / 2015


January 8, 2015:  Continued Growth Requires Consistent Service at all Customer Locations


November 11, 2014: NFV Plus SDN Equals Dynamism


October 22, 2014: Network Functions Virtualization: Don’t Fence Me In


September 3, 2014: NFV Performance and Security


July 14, 2014: Masergy puts Dynamic Service Management in the Palm of Customers' Hands


June 30, 2014: Bridging the Fiber Gap


June 16, 2014: Cost Cutting is Not Enough


April 7, 2014: Follow the Money – How Use Cases Drive Innovation


April 1, 2014: An Update on Pet Neutrality


March 31, 2014: Delivering the Transition to the Cloud – Lessons for CSPs


February 25, 2014: Behind the Scenes at NFV#5 in Malaga


February 3, 2014: SDN and Automation


January 23, 2014: Innovation: 3 Key Elements for Success


January 13, 2014: 5 Predictions for 2014




2013


December 23, 2013: NFV Evolution Versus Revolution


November 25, 2013: 4 Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications


October 28, 2013: NFV Needs SDN


October 14, 2013: Update from TIA 2013 - The Future of the Network


October 7, 2013: What Does Orchestration Mean for NFV?


September 30, 2013: A Visit from Uncle Sam


September 25, 2013: SDN, NFV and Future Innovation


September 16, 2013: Architecting the Metro Edge for Accurate One-Way Frame Delay Measurements


August 14, 2013: CloudNFV and Overture


August 1, 2013: The Value of Open - Revisited


July 29, 2013: Net Neutrality - Part 3


July 22, 2013: Net Neutrality - Part 2


July 15, 2013: Net Neutrality - Part 1


July 8, 2013: Independence from Email?


July 2, 2013: Some Recent Collections of SDN and NFV Articles


June 24, 2013: The Power of Questions, and Other Useful Sales Tips


June 10, 2013: Packet Encapsulation and Link Bonding Protocols


May 27, 2013: Giants Still Walk Among Us


May 20, 2013: Special Access, Part 2: No Longer Special?


May 13, 2013: Special Access, Part 1: How Did We Get Here?


April 22, 2013: Thinking Differently


April 15, 2013: The Value of Open


April 12, 2013: Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking - What's the Difference?


April 8, 2013: Services, Services, Services


April 1, 2013: Radical Innovation in Telecom


March 25, 2013: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for Access


March 18, 2013: Virtualizing the Edge


March 11, 2013: The Cloud is a Mindset, Not a Destination




2012


December 7, 2012: Observations from Carrier Ethernet APAC Conference


September 25, 2012: Highlights: Fall 2012 Carrier Ethernet World Congress