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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 6:31:51 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
> "Who is working to solve these problems before they arise?"

That's one of the problems with security today.. it's not ingrained into the process (yet). So services are built without an incentive to make them secure from the start.. and then when things go wrong, it's damage control and free credit-monitoring for everyone.

Tech designers used to have a bit more end-to-end control and planning for their products/services. Now almost everything is assembled from a mish-mash of collected code and hardware, and no single entity is responsible for the overall performance. I suppose it would be too difficult to do things the way they used to make things back in the 1940s... and still have all the complexity.

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Michelle
Michelle
12/31/2016 8:45:53 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@mhhf1ve You bring up excellent points about building tech upon other tech. Who is working to solve these problems before they arise? From your examples, I would say nobody is ;) 

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
12/31/2016 4:05:49 AM
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Carriers Need to Operationalize NFV
I believe that the NFV will move fast with the technology these days they have. I also think that it will be great moving out of proof-of-concept trials and labs, and also the carrier's will have the perfect time with the new services. They will also do great with the new challenges they face with the combined services such as NFV, SDN, and the cloud based. I also want to see a new and improved security system or security procedures being involved with the newest technology or with the new challenges being held.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/15/2016 9:43:28 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
> "Network upgrades that did not go as planned and ended up taking all of their systems down with it."

That's one of the most annoying problems with "progress" is that it rarely stops to consider what the fallback position is WHEN (not if) things fail completely. The plain old telephone system had its own power supply, so if the power went out, you could still make a phone call in an emergency... but what do we have now? VOIP phones that are so fragile that not only do they not work when the power goes out, they could simply stop working if the internet quality of service drops too low. 

It seems we keep building tech on top of tech, but we're not re-inforcing the underlying tech to make sure things can keep working in the event of unexpected problems.... yay! 

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DHagar
DHagar
12/13/2016 6:45:16 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@Ariella, how exciting!  That sounds like a great project - and it does work.

It also enables each player to not be threatened by losing power and/or control over their data/networks, etc.  Instead they can connect with a wider network and they are actually gaining power and control - which enables each of them to give up sole control of their silo to participate in a larger system.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/13/2016 4:56:25 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@faryl Unfortunately, I can really believe that would happen. Even day to day stuff with simple uploads sometimes slows down processes at urgent care centers because not everyone is completely clear on how and what to put in the computer system.

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faryl
faryl
12/13/2016 4:50:44 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
I'd think the lack of interdependence would be a huge benefit for medical. Few months back, urgent care was in triage mode - people had been there for hours, lobby packed... The cause? Network upgrades that did not go as planned and ended up taking all of their systems down with it.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/13/2016 10:05:48 AM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@DHagar yes, the cultural shift is a big thing. A few months back I interviewed someone from the the British Medical Journal about its digital journye, which more recently took steps in the direction of a more collaborative, nimble, and agile DEV-OPs culture. The change in infrastructure helped that as the cloud allowed changes to be made as needed relatively seamlessly, as oppolsed to the way things were sort of interdepdent before, which caused any change to have an undesired chain-reaciton of bringing other things down along with the component that was being modified. But beyond that, they started bringing teams together to foster better collaboration and understanding of what the tech was doing. 

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DHagar
DHagar
12/12/2016 9:24:10 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@clrmoney, I believe that is the key is the "ability" to innovate.  But therein is the challenge, pointed out in the article, there has to be value in showing the difference with a vendor-agnostic platform and the new value of virtualization.

The other key factor is the challenge and power in building the new culture to support the virtualization and ability to innovate.  If you demonstrate that, you move everyone in an entirely new direction - it no longer is a choice of do I want this infrastructure or not, it is do I want to miss the path to the new future?

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batye
batye
12/10/2016 5:30:25 PM
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Re: Network functions virtualizations operations
@clrmoney yes and no as most of the time things never work out as planned... everyone is riding the wave of virtualizations... but yes we gonna see how it will turn out at the end...

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