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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
12/31/2016 3:42:45 AM
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Brothers in Arms: Competitors Team Up on NFV Testing
I like this article because of how they are bringing it together to make virtualization better and more effective with new technology. I also find it interesting how Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia are teaming up on the NFV interoperability testing initiative. The future of these teaming is going to be big enough to have enough technology to do alot of things with it.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/27/2016 3:47:48 AM
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Re: interoperability
@afwriter - I completely agree with you, as technology continues to progress and our standards remain high most companies won't have a lot of choice but to work together to create the technology of the future. But I've always been a fan of teamwork, and the idea that the more people involved the better. Also, as someone who has always been a bit of a Nokia fan, it's nice to hear they are still working to be actively involved in the creation of new and better technology. I'm sure they will find a way to keep proprietary information proprietary while still creating new possibilities for everyone involved. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/26/2016 4:26:39 PM
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Re: interoperability
It would seem the opportunity is so large here that these organizations are more than willing to work together. Yes, these companies don't always get along. But we've seen a lot of these synergies appear in the marketplace, all with the caveot that they have to be careful about sharing sensitive secrets. It can be done, but with caution. 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
12/25/2016 5:46:40 PM
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Re: interoperability
Mike Robuck,

"What they really want" is ultimately pretty much the name of the game. Any time a company tries to stay competitive while positioning themselves away from what they know the customer really wants, they're setting themselves up to be flanked and shut out. Better to just sell'em what they want now than to try to preserve a revenue stream by delaying it.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
12/25/2016 5:43:10 PM
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Re: interoperability
Mike Robuck,

I simply assumed that the "promote competition" line was about the same thing as beer brewers announcing they were teaming up to "promote responsible drinking."

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
12/21/2016 11:47:37 PM
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Re: interoperability
@afwriter, me too. I keep hearing at conferences that one of the things service providers like best about virtualization is breaking up vendor lock in. I think some vendors have resisted the change, but in the end they have to come up with the solutions that service providers really want. 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/21/2016 10:30:46 PM
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Re: interoperability
As technology advances I feel like more companies will have to work together like this to keep it moving forward at the clip that we have become used to.  As long as these companies can make money I am all for them working together for the greater good of the consumer.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
12/20/2016 7:08:47 PM
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Re: interoperability
I'm interested in how the " to "promote competition" part will play out among these vendors. And what about the other vendors in this space? 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
12/20/2016 7:02:10 PM
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NFV testing from competitors companies
I like how they have big companies working together like Huawei Ericsson for virtualization to come up with something different and better for them altogether.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/20/2016 6:09:01 PM
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interoperability
I think that's great to have companies come together like that for the benefit of all who are turning to NFV. Let's hope this marks the beginning of a collaborative trend.

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