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by Angela Whiteford
Why Meshing Around with Microservices Makes Sense

Why Service Mesh for Microservices Makes Sense

May 16, 2019 by

Containers, Kubernetes and microservices form the foundation of a cloud-native architecture, but they’re not the only considerations. In fact, as I write this, the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is considering adding a fourth pillar to their cloud-native requirements: the service mesh. What is a Service Mesh? When it comes to understanding and managing microservices, the service mesh for microservices is...

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Observability Brings Clarity to Cloud-Native Network

Microservices Observability Brings Clarity to Cloud-Native Network

May 7, 2019 by

In the world of microservices, observability is an important concept. Yes, containers and automation are very important concepts too, but with observability, you can see what your microservices are doing, and you have the assurance that they’re performing and behaving correctly. In the traditional telco world, this concept is known as service assurance. There are vendors who specialize in service...

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Are You Ready for the Automatic, Non-Stop Future

Are You Ready for the Automatic, Non-Stop Future?

April 23, 2019 by

A few years back, the cloud community went through a kind of container craze. Everything you read seemed to be about containers and how they were going to revolutionize the software development industry. The thing is, containers are just, well, containers. They contain all the elements needed to run a particular process, which dramatically simplifies software by making it smaller...

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Cloud-Native Microservices Dream A Little Dream

Cloud-Native Microservices: Dream A Little Dream

April 16, 2019 by

If you haven’t heard of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) yet, don’t worry, you will soon. Although they’ve only been around for a few years, the CNCF is already helping to shape the future by rallying developers and engineers around the importance of building cloud-native networks and applications. Key to their vision of the future is a little something...

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Unlock Your Innovation Unlean from Single-Sourcing Your Technology

Unlock Your Innovation Using Open Source PaaS Technology

April 10, 2019 by

It’s time to take the future back from equipment vendors and return it to the operators and the innovators! Coming from a vendor, that’s a bold statement, so let me explain. For too long, telco operators have leaned on their equipment vendors to provide their platform of the future. Understand this: If you’re looking to a single vendor to solve...

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Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G Architectures The various paths to 5G revenues and profitability

Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G Architectures: The various paths to 5G revenues and profitability

April 3, 2019 by

A Telecom Transformation is underway. With 5G, a whole new generation of networks is being built to connect 50+ Billion Devices, creating more than a $12 trillion-dollar market opportunity for Mobile Network Operators. The road to 5G, it turns out though, isn’t a straight line. The path that mobile network operators (MNOs) follow to 5G will depend a lot on...

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5G Services

5G Services: Profitable for Business

March 28, 2019 by

4G opened up a whole new world to consumers. Seemingly overnight, a vast ecosystem of mobile applications appeared that allowed consumers to do everything from watch movies on their tablets to make bank deposits from their smartphone. But 4G didn’t have a substantial an impact on enterprises beyond the need to mobile-enable their existing services. The Difference Between 4G and...

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While You Were Waiting, for 5G, These Companies Just Beat You to Market

While You Were Waiting, for 5G, These Companies Just Beat You to Market

March 22, 2019 by

Fresh from Mobile World Congress, we all “get” that 5G will be a game changer. But if you’re waiting for 5G to officially arrive before you get into the game, you may find yourself on the sidelines. Right now, mobile operators around the world are already staking their claim on 5G-styled services, from international Wi-Fi data roaming to interconnected smart...

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Affirmed Flying High After MWC19

Affirmed Flying High After MWC19

March 15, 2019 by

Jet lag is one of the perils of the cross-continental pilgrimage to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. But Affirmed returned in high spirits after a successful conference capped by high-profile appearances in the media. If you didn’t catch all the great coverage form the show, here are a some of the highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019… It’s not just...

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du Selects Affirmed Networks to Power IoT Network for Smart City Deployment

du Selects Affirmed Networks to Power IoT Network for Smart City Deployment

February 20, 2019 by

This week du, the UAE-based telecom operator, announced the launch of their NB-IoT network in the United Arab Emirates, which will leverage Affirmed Networks’ vEPC solution to deliver applications such as smart metering, smart parking, trackers, smart health, industrial and agriculture use cases in the United Arab Emirates. The solution, which includes best-of-breed solutions from several vendors, utilizes Affirmed Networks’...

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