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DHagar
DHagar
10/2/2017 7:17:44 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
@JohnBarnes, brilliantly stated!  Exactly, it is developing new knowledge that truly moves us into new frontiers.  It is when we move from the knowns to the new unknowns that we really gain new knowledge.  That is the exciting, but sometimes scarry, space of the new frontiers that help us learn and gain skills to be successful in the new areas of opportunity (i.e., NFV/SDN, cognitive computing, etc.).

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/29/2017 11:39:42 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
DHagar,

Not only that , the most important failures are not merely the ones you didn't see coming (which is how you learn to look for them) but the ones you don't understand even after they happen (because that's when you have truly crossed the frontier into the new country). I suspect that as development and deploymet of NFV/SDN ramps up, we're about to discover an extremely learning-rich frontier -- which means, at first, one that often doesn't make any sense.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:47:02 PM
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Re: Hesistant
@freehe: Really, redundancy itself has its benefits (and the lack of redundancy has its downsides/risks) -- regardless of virtualization or "physicalization". It's not so much a virtualization issue.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:45:15 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
@dcawrey: That's why I don't usually like to learn!  ;)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/29/2017 10:43:55 PM
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Re: Change
@freehe: At the same time, the very notion of terms like "change management" can instinctively instill fear in employees (after all, if there was nothing to be afraid of, why have a name for it?).

An organization that is constantly listening to its employees, effectively engaging with its employees, and understanding its employees really has little use for anything but the most basic change-management plan because they'll already be dealing with these things.

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robertC-aria
robertC-aria
9/29/2017 6:31:27 AM
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Technology or Business?
Part of the problem might be the way that SDN and NFV are seen as technologies, rather than in terms of the new (i.e. incremental) business they *could* represent. Some CSPs seem to be treating SDN/NFV only as a technology replacement (i.e. kit --> software), where the primary business justification (as expressed) is lower cost. Hence nervousness about SD-WAN cannibalising MPLS service revenue. Adoption might pick up pace if telcos were thinking more holistically about the business opportunity, not only the technical feasibility. 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/28/2017 6:03:57 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
@dcawrey, that is the only way to truly "learn", otherwise we are just repeating what we already knew and just applying it differently.  Great concept - difficult to think about because we become vulnerable, but we will be limited unless we move forward and learn new ways.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/28/2017 5:55:56 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
One of the best ways to learn is from failure, I certainly believe in that. This is why you put things in a staging or test envrionment first. 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/28/2017 5:38:33 PM
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Re: State of NFV & SDN
@dcawrey definitely true - there are increasingly going to be failures in order to learn new and better models.  This is where we are going to have to build new tests and validate and adjust before fully adapting and/or implementing.  We are going to have to learn to step back into development mode in order to learn the new aspects before going into production.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/28/2017 2:54:10 PM
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Re: Hesistant
They are for sure separate technologies - why are people confusing them?

Is it just because they have similar acronyms? They are really different. 

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