June 28, 2017 blog

Time for Networking equipment to become more open

 More people are using applications, people are using more applications, more and more things are becoming hard to imagine without applications, finally, applications are going more and more sophisticated – all these developments are leading to permanently growing a number of servers, growing data centers and network infrastructures.    We can’t imagine our life without all that applications, websites, social networks, video streaming services – but we never imagine how big the effort behind that.    Let’s take Network Engineer’s daily activities who make communication across the world and between armadas of servers to go smooth and to meet all growing requirements. In typical infrastructure be that ISP, Enterprise or Data Center – Network Engineer ( a highly skilled professional ) on average spend 10-20% of the time on strategic and fundamental tasks when 80-90% of the time goes on manually handling of repetitive tasks originated by colleagues or customers.    Automate mentioned 80-90% of manual handling work, remove frustration from Network Engineer as no one likes to do that repetitive stuff. Let highly skilled professional focus on more important and strategic activities. Sounds efficient and reasonable. Isn’t it?    Automation solutions becoming available these days by networking giants like Cisco and Juniper, with fixes and closed operating system providing almost no room for customizations on the software level and they make IT companies to stick to the particular hardware vendor. Production of networking equipment was such a complex task that it was done by a relatively small number of vendors and they eventually become monopolies. Which is hardly beneficial for humanity.    White-Box switches are industry standard networking equipment which is produced by many brands (HP, Edge-Core, Dell, and others) these days. They come with the freedom in mind. Saying that you are free to install any operating system you need and run any software which is good for your particular business and tasks.    Recently White box networking started to become popular. That was driven by operating systems and software becoming available on the market. Cumulus Networks and some others have a significant role in this. For instance, Cumulus Linux brings the power of Linux to networking layer. Independent software vendors are now able to develop custom software which IT companies can use to organize their Infrastructures.   This important step enables possibility for 3-rd party software to be developed for networking equipment – which was absolutely impossible before. Remember times of mobile phones with fixed software? Can we imagine today a mobile phone without a possibility to install software which we need?    Disaggregation in Networking hardware world is happening opening new horizons for IT Companies, 3-rd party software developers, open-source projects – bringing value better value for humanity.    
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    May 7, 2017

    RIPE 74

    We announce proudly that Alex Saroyan, CEO of XCloud Networks will have a presentation on the topic "How We Create SDN Platform of the Future", tomorrow at 17:00, RIPE74, Budapest, Hungary. https://ripe74.ripe.net/programme/meeting-plan/plenary/ You can attend the presentation or join online. RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens  - French, for "European IP Networks") is a forum open to all parties with an interest in the technical development of the Internet.  RIPE Meeting attendees are quite sensitive to keeping presentations non-commercial, and product marketing talks are strongly discouraged.  CEO of XCloud Networks will talk about a new vision of efficient networking. XCloud Networks has redefined the way Servers interconnect with the Network that leads to a number of improvements, seemed difficult or impossible in the foreseeable future.  
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    April 28, 2017

    Sofia Connect and XCloud Networks start a strategic partnership

    Sofia, 28 April 2017 At Sofia connect we believe that having presence in different location is becoming a necessity for every Carrier on the market. Building such presence seems to be difficult, cost and time consuming, until now. Sofia Connect and XCloud Networks start a strategic partnership in order to provide innovative capacity-as-a-service Virtual POP presence. The service is available in the biggest connectivity hubs around the world, where Sofia Connect have high-class network equipment deployed. Sofia Connect has an efficient solution for all Carriers who want to grow fast on a reasonable cost, with no long-term commitment or any other hassles. Now customers could create new POP with ease within minutes by using web-based customer self-care portal. The service is highly scalable, fully manageable and easy to use and control. Billing works in cloud way, customers pay only for required amount of bandwidth for required time period. “With Virtual POP service, we give an opportunity to our partners the flexibility and freedom to have local presence and to offer their services literally everywhere in the world” said Yuliy Nushev, CEO of Sofia Connect. “Sofia Connect was always a company with agility and flexibility in mind. Now using XCloud Conductor Sofia Connect becomes one of just few Carriers in the world offering Innovative Capacity-as-a-Service / virtual POP product. Yes cloud-style services are entering everywhere and Sofia Connect is absolutely on the right track at the right time” said Alex Saroyan CEO of XCloud Networks. More detailed information of XCloud Conductor platform including technical details will be announced at RIPE74 event, which will be held at the beginning of May 2017 in Budapest. About Sofia Connect Sofia Connect offers a raft of broadband and telecommunications services, in a sweep of North America, Central and Western European countries as well as the Balkan Area, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Middle East The company serving both, carriers and enterprise customers. Currently the company has local offices in New York, Sofia, London, Frankfurt, Tbilisi and Varna. Sofia Connect is exclusive operator of Black Sea cable, connecting Georgia with European Union with total capacity of 12.6Tbps. Sofia Connect website http://sofia-connect.net  About XCloud Networks XCloud Networks is a vendor of Software Defined Elastic Network Infrastructure platform called XCloud Conductor. Combining open hardware from well-known brands with Cloud-Principles XCloud Networks brings intuitive simplicity, up to 100x faster network service delivery, freedom of choosing among different Hardware vendors and up to 8x more cost-efficient network Infrastructures.