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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
10/31/2016 11:59:21 PM
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AT&T's Hubbard Discusses SDN Standards & Open Source
I thought this article/interview was well done. It explained everything to me that I needed to know. They covered everything I wanted to know. They also discussed all the important facts about SDN standards. I really enjoyed reading this.

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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 6:02:29 PM
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SDN Standards
It has been very interesting to see AT&T move from a small landline company to a large telco company that is moving into the software industry.

AT&T loves collaboration and partnerships like working with VeloCloud.

"Standards are like opinions; everybody has one." This is a hilarious quote. AT&T has a vested interest in standards and working with excellence. They are truly embedded in the open source community.

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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 6:02:14 PM
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Virtualization
"Virtualization is a team effort -- and it takes extensive, multi-faceted collaboration." So glad to hear an executive say this. If only all companies followed this principle.

It sounds great that AT&T can run their own multiple virtual network functions across their own platform. I am sure this offers a huge cost savings.

It is great that AT&T is working with the Linux foundation. This is exciting.

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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 5:55:14 PM
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Re: The thing that shows the most commitment
@JohnBarnes, excellent insight. I agree.

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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 5:54:16 PM
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Re: The thing that shows the most commitment
@JohnBarnes, love the cartoon. Thanks for the laugh. LOL!

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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2016 10:43:28 PM
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Re: The thing that shows the most commitment
@JohnBarnes, that sounds like true intelligence.  Great analysis and effective answer, as always!

I guess that is why there will be leaders and followers!

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/26/2016 10:32:38 PM
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Re: The thing that shows the most commitment
DMHagar,

I think above a certain size an organization has a lot of eyes, and can keep them on many, many balls at once. The real question is whether they eventually find out they are working on both sides of some issues at the same time.

There's been a useful phrase for this in our culture for about 50 years now ...



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DHagar
DHagar
10/26/2016 5:32:36 PM
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Re: The thing that shows the most commitment
@JohnBarnes, that appears to be a smart strategy.  And they are making the right choice.  You can own the island or be a partner and channel to the network of islands.

I am wondering what affect the potential merger will have on their progress towards SDN Standards & Open Source.  Can they keep their eye on two balls at once?

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clrmoney
clrmoney
10/25/2016 11:02:56 AM
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SDN and Open source
With them being connected the open source has a open source communities which they already have just makes things better for them.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
10/24/2016 10:42:39 PM
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The thing that shows the most commitment
Mostly Hubbard is saying what people in similar positions at service/hardware companies are saying as the transition to SDN and VNF continues. The place where AT&T is really putting their money where their mouth is is in deciding to implement and work with VeloCloud Network's SD-WAN rather than develop their own perfectly-tailored-to-their-needs version. If there is going to be true open source SDN -- as Hubbard rightly says, that's what SDN ought to be if it's going to live up to its potential -- some of the big companies with a lot of clout will have to forego getting exactly what they want so that everyone can be part of what everyone gets. That's a very serious commitment.

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