Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K At The Lippis/Ixia iSimCity Evaluation

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Alcatel-Lucent brings its new OmniSwitch 10K enterprise core Ethernet switch to the Lippis/Ixia test at iSimCity. Nick Lippis interviews Khurram Kawaja, Director Services & Support of the Enterprise Solutions Division at Alcatel-Lucent on cloud network design with the OmniSwitch 10K. PLEASE CLICK HERE to download the Lippis/Ixia Test Report of the OmniSwitch 10K.

Nortel Liquidates & Industry Moves On

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Zeus KerravalaZeus Kerravala of Yankee joins me to discuss the many changes occurring in the industry including Nortel’s liquidation and Cisco’s huge influence over the industry as it reshapes to respond to its UCS and data center 3.0 initiatives. We discuss HP’s new relationships with MSFT and Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Enterasys, Extreme, Force10, IBM, Juniper, and much more. We talk winners and losers and provide insight into the major trends that are focusing on new corporate IT buying behavior. Enjoy.

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Making a Smart Choice: Leveraging the Right Services Partner for Competitive Advantage

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By Alcatel-Lucent

Competitive differentiation is critical in the current business climate, and transformation is essential to achieving it. This paper is meant to help executive decision-makers at carrier and enterprise organizations understand the importance of business, service and network-level transformation in achieving differentiation, and to help them address the complexities of implementing a transformation strategy. It also explains why only a Network Integrator—with the ability to tap extensive experience in both IT systems in network services—can assist by providing the unique capabilities needed to implement a transformation strategy successfully. It then examines how the right partner can also function as a trusted advisor and/or consultant throughout the entire transformation process—especially when that partner boasts a proven and comprehensive services methodology that allows it to reduce complexity, manage the inter-relationships among transformation projects and mitigate risk throughout the deployment lifecycle.

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The Business Value of the Network Integrator

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By Technology Business Research, Inc. for Alcatel-Lucent

Within the last few years, service providers have engaged in a wide array of initiatives to transform their networks and business models to monetize growing user demand for new interactive multimedia communications and entertainment experiences. While the drive to grow revenue is, and will remain, a core factor for operators, the requirement to save on operating and capital costs has more recently risen to equal prominence, as new data revenues have not yet made up for declining voice services and slowing subscriber growth for most operators.

Many paths to more cost effective service provider operations are being examined. The most prominent of these is to migrate to an all-IP-based network. Whether fixed or mobile operator, this migration requires a transformation from time-tested legacy infrastructure with built-in reliability to a relatively new set of platforms that require careful engineering and integration to ensure a premium quality of experience. The transformation also requires changes in OSS/BSS and opens up the possibility of new service delivery and customer management business tools and models.

As a result, service providers are now engaged in a more complex integration environment than ever before. While the overall concept of transforming to an IP-based network is conceptually feasible, the multitude of migration and optimization requirements that are visible in today’s network environment threaten to overwhelm service provider staff capabilities at a time when cost management is becoming the key priority. A Network Integrator can manage the complexity and transition positioning the service provider for greater service revenues with lower operational expense.

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