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clrmoney
clrmoney
9/21/2016 10:48:52 AM
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CL Virtualization
Century Link did business with Ericsson so they can have Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) which is a plus for them and for the customer needs for branching out and starting something different and new. Century link also said they want to hit full global data centers etc. by and I think that will be great for them.

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freehe
freehe
9/29/2016 10:59:37 AM
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Re: CL Virtualization
It is great that Century Link partnered with Ericsson for OSS and BSS. Ericssson has made a great comeback as a company. Excited to see the new products.

It is also great that CenturyLink has transitioned into a IT company.

This is great for developers that are offered SDKs for main platforms such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP.

 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/30/2016 11:25:54 PM
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Re: CL Virtualization
These partnerships are grabbing enterprise attention these days for obvious reasons. Both sides would gain equally.

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Adi
Adi
9/21/2016 11:13:06 AM
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Standards arrive too late..
<it's far too late for standards bodies to influence the next generation of application development and/or the infrastructure on which it's hosted. >

This seems to be a common refrain in the telecoms business. I wonder if it's just how it is - the market moves too fast for people to collaborate in time - or if there's a particular and "fixable" issue here.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
9/22/2016 11:47:41 AM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
On the one hand, telcos want to innovate at a more rapid rate, which goes against the grain of how traditional standards bodies have always worked. But when they move too fast they end up with proprietary networks that vendors need to create multiple solutions for. Service providers like AT&T, as well as open source communities, are trying to drive the discussions now. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/26/2016 7:54:46 AM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
Adi, Mike,

Also as always, both the forge-ahead-proprietary and the get-it-right standardizers will complain about each other a lot, while gradually absorbing a good parts version of each other.  The world generally gets imperfectly standardized, with all kinds of odd vestigial things left over, so that mostly people can do what they want to and are used to, but things mostly work together.

Of course that's what happens in areas that are economically healthy and vibrant. Dead-end sectors tend to be beautifully standardized and areas of premature overinvestment tend to be a patchwork of proprietary fiefs. So I'd say this mostly indicates that the move to the cloud is healthy, strong, and continuing, and CenturyLink has put down a pretty good bet square in the middle of it.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/30/2016 12:46:43 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
Good points.

I also think the move to the cloud is smart and inevitable. I know the cloud isnt the most reliable device, but once those kinks get worked out I think it'll be amazing.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/30/2016 11:23:02 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
That is very certain. It is just the matter of time.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
10/31/2016 10:03:16 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
I still don't entirely trust the cloud, but it is the best move in a lot of areas.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/27/2016 11:04:03 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
@dlr5288:

Certainly there is lot of apprehension out there abot Cloud and there are many doubts aboyt security of Cloud. While all that uncertainity is making rounds, each one of us are already part of cloud world inadvarently. Almost all of our day to day online interactions are 100% cloud based.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/29/2016 11:25:50 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
You are 100% right! The security aspect still makes me nervous, but there's no doubt about it..we're all a part of it.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 10:52:05 AM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
There is a lot going on in the world of security. At the same time there is a lot more going on in hackers world as well. So getting to a matured security model is the real key.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 6:24:36 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
Absolutley. So much change is going on with security and within hackers technology that a new model is something that is crucial.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 7:02:46 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
Let us hope that new tightly integrated security model will arrive into the industry soon. There is a critical need for that.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 7:18:28 PM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
Personally, I always feel like they find a way around even the tightest of security. But as long as security is held to high importance it can always be altered.

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freehe
freehe
9/29/2016 10:56:23 AM
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Re: Standards arrive too late..
@Mike Robuck, good point.

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