Eagle-Lanner tech blog


he recent widespread of edge computing in some 5G showcases, like the major sports events, has generated the ongoing discussion about the possibility of edge computing to replace cloud computing. In fact, there have been announcements from global tech leaders like Nokia and Huawei demonstrating increased efforts and resources in developing edge computing. For instance, Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, announced in Microsoft Build 2017 that the company will focus its strategy on edge computing. Indeed, edge computing will be the key for the success of smart home and driverless vehicles.

To build a platform for multi-vendor SD-WAN deployments, Lanner will discuss how white box vCPE/uCPE optimized by leading VNF companies can ease the rollout of SD-WAN services with cost-effective and agile management.

It is clear that 5G is already around, as demonstrated in a couple large-scale sports games, like Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and World Cup 2018 in Russia. The successful demonstration of the new networking architecture has encouraged the accelerated 5G rollouts across leading vendors like AT&T and Nokia.

The term Industry 4.0 covers the concepts of “smart factory”, which has been the buzzword for the manufacturing sector over the past few years. In fact, there is an increasing number of manufacturers deploying computer vision, motion control, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve production efficiency. However, there are deployment challenges since real-life applications are rarely simple.

Branch networking is going rapid changes driven by cloud computing and SaaS (Software as a Service) applications. In fact, the flooding uses of mobile devices and Apps have become the driving force for the change of branch LAN and WAN infrastructures. Thus, IT management has turned their attention to Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch).

SD-WAN has been one of the most widespread software-defined technologies in the network segment, particularly due to its cost advantages, simple deployments and shortened time-to-market. Thus, it’s expected that SD-WAN will become available in most of the office settings in the next couple years. Like most of the technologies, once it is widespread, the future will be around the security issue, and SD-WAN is no exception.

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