A View from the Road: The Network Edge

first_imgFollowing a long trip to Australia in which I had the opportunity to visit with Telstra, and be fortunate enough to offer a keynote on Transforming Communications Service Provider Infrastructure at the Telstra Product Engineering Technology Symposium, I am reflecting on the many opportunities to drive innovation, internally to Dell EMC and externally in the telecommunications industry. I’ve given keynotes and expressed my own personal and professional views on how the industry will evolve, the core technologies driving that evolution, and both a look back at how far we’ve come in driving network virtualization and software programmability and lament how far we still have to go to enable operational transformation.For me, the Telstra Symposium this week was not about reflection or looking at the challenges still facing the telecommunications industry. It was a celebration of innovation – an opportunity to navigate through the tactile Internet and marvel at rows of drones modified to communicate over cellular networks and robots interacting with people in real-time, to watch artificial intelligence put into practice, video evolved, and virtual reality becoming real. What was unique about this experience is that it was not a massive tradeshow, with all of the marketing and polish of live demonstrations, but instead over 40 teams engineering and sharing their creations alongside Dell EMC and 20 other industry partners.At the center of all of this transformation was perhaps the most inconspicuous enabler of all of these experiences – the network edge demonstrations. We, as an industry, have wrestled with the nomenclature quite a bit – we call it Fog Computing or Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter (CORD) or Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) – but the objective is the same – to enable the next generation set of services that are real-time, data-intensive, interactive, and video-rich by moving network services and applications closer to the access networks, on a virtualized platform optimized for the network edge.What Does This Network Edge Platform Look Like?I hear this question quite a bit – what does the network edge platform look like? More importantly, what does “optimized for the network edge” mean?At its foundation, the network edge platform is a combination of compute /storage/ networking, cloud technologies and network virtualization technologies, delivered in a way that accounts for the most pertinent characteristics of the edge itself:As part of the network, the edge has to take on characteristics similar to other network facilities, from the customer premise and backhaul aggregation facilities to Points of Presence (PoPs) and regional data centers.Network workloads, such as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), will reside on the network edge platform, but not in the same way that we are seeing NFV being instantiated today – we will see both the platform and functions get disaggregated.Enabled by a combination of containers and virtual machines, the network edge platform will rely on controllers and schedulers that are no longer geographically co-located with the data processing nodes.The functions, as microservices, will split into control planes, user / data planes, and state machines, allowing for independent optimization and scaling techniques to be applied. In short, network functions become two-tiered applications (front-end, back-end).The user / data planes will be enabled through increased accelerators, both those residing in server platforms, such as FPGAs and Smart NICs, and through SDN-enabled merchant silicon and programmable ASICs.Dell EMC Telstra Symposium demonstration – SD-WAN, Lean PoPs and network edge platformWhat Does This Mean?To me, it means that searching to understand whether the network edge lives simultaneously in the network and the cloud. Attempting to operationalize the network edge in only one does a great injustice to the other. The network edge is a domain in and of itself, and should be treated as such.At the conference, I had the chance to see Dell EMC architects and Telstra engineers both emphasize the innovation happening at the network edge, with technologies such as “Lean PoPs”, mobile CORD (M-CORD), multi-cloud and multi-domain orchestration. These demonstrations weren’t the flashiest and didn’t gather the largest crowds, but in the future, when I am connecting to a 5G network to communicate with things that are communicating with other things autonomously, I am certain that the experience will be enabled by innovations at the network edge.last_img read more

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Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas delivers Man City v Liverpool prediction

first_imgArsenal legend Charlie Nicholas delivers Man City v Liverpool prediction Skip Ad Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1 min. story Top articles Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 10:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link203Shares About Connatix V67539 Read More Full Screen Read More by Metro Read Morecenter_img Read More Jurgen Klopp previews Man City v LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 19:28FullscreenJurgen Klopp previews Man City v Liverpoolhttps://metro.co.uk/video/jurgen-klopp-previews-man-city-v-liverpool-2202404/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘City will not try to beat Liverpool to prove a point. They will build for the semi-final of the FA Cup and the Champions League when it comes around.‘Raheem Sterling has been scoring and playing better, which is the same as Riyad Mahrez. David Silva has been playing well as always. It will be one of these enjoyable matches.‘The goals have been few and far between since the break, but the two sides respect each other, the way they want the ball and use the ball, and that is why they will be happy to go head-to-head. Skip 1/1 Read More PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Comment New Premier League champions Liverpool are set to face Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has delivered his prediction for the much-anticipated Premier League clash between Manchester City and new champions Liverpool.Pep Guardiola was bidding to win a third successive domestic title with City this season but the club’s defence finally came to an end last week as Liverpool were crowned champions for the first time in 30 years.Jurgen Klopp’s side have lost just two league games over the past two years and travel to the Etihad on Thursday night with a 23-point lead at the top of the table.Former Arsenal striker Nicholas is looking forward to seeing the current and former champions go toe-to-toe and expects Manchester City to come out on top in a five-goal thriller.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT He told Sky Sports: ‘Liverpool are Premier League champions and congratulations to them. They have been outstanding in every area.‘What we will see in this game is an open game of football. It should suit Liverpool to go head-to-head with Manchester City.‘Kevin De Bruyne has been the star – he played an hour against Arsenal after tearing them apart and then the same with Newcastle, so he could be rested. His form has just continued. Man City v Liverpool: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:10FullscreenMan City v Liverpool: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-v-liverpool-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2202412/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The champions will not be embarrassed by having a low percentage of the ball, but they will use the ball superbly when they get it.‘There will be some magical players on show and I think we will get just that sort of game. Man City 3-2 Liverpool.’In the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Liverpool secured a 3-1 victory at Anfield to pull nine points clear of Manchester City.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp not fussed about Man City guard of honourMORE: Jurgen Klopp expects Man City and Man Utd to challenge Liverpool for title next season SPONSORED Advertisementlast_img read more

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Beachfront palace offers the best of modern living

first_img51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina.SOARING ceilings, luxury fixtures and floor-length Irish linen curtains make this home on Casuarina’s beachfront feel like a palace.“Sea La Vie” at 51 She Oak Lane blends elegance with modern style and has a price tag to match at $2.695 million. 51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina. 51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoLJ Hooker Kingscliff agents Nick Witheriff and Carol Witheriff are marketing the two-storey home.Mr Witheriff said they had already received interest from a high profile overseas buyer.“We have already fielded phone calls from buyers living overseas who noticed the opportunity to secure a rare masterpiece home like Sea La Vie,” he said.“The affluent feeling that this home creates will appeal to the most discerning of buyers.” 51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina.center_img 51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina. 51 She Oak Lane, Casuarina.The home has five bedrooms, three of which have ensuites, a study, powder room, media room, wet bar and lap pool.It has an open kitchen, dining and living room downstairs, which opens up onto an outdoor entertainment area and the pool, as well as a living room upstairs, which opens onto a balcony.last_img read more

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