Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

Huawei CloudFabric Supports Container Network Deployment Automation, Improving Enterprise Service Agility

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei announced that its CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Solution supports container network deployment automation and will be available for the industry-leading enterprise Kubernetes platform via a new plug-in. This solution will be designed to enable customers to obtain a unified network architecture for containers, virtual machines (VMs), and bare metal servers (BMSs), improving service agility. Huawei is collaborating with Red Hat[1] to enable interconnection between Huawei CloudFabric and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with a goal of building a next-generation container network collaboration solution.

Container and VM technologies for computing virtualization coexist in data centers. With the maturity of VMs, container clusters are becoming mainstream service platforms due to their low resource usage, fast startup, and easy migration. After an enterprise begins to deploy containers in production systems, traditional manual configuration and deployment methods can become inefficient at handling basic requirements such as fast container provisioning, unified management, and security isolation. Enterprises need more-agile methods.

Via the plug-in that Red Hat and Huawei are designing, Huawei CloudFabric will be available for industry-leading container solutions such as Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes platform that is a more secure, consistent foundation to deliver applications, with full-stack automated operations and streamlined developer workflows to get to market faster. The Huawei solution can automatically identify containerized micro-service requirements that are defined in the container platform, convert the requirements into network policies, and deliver policies automatically. Huawei CloudFabric can support login and logout of 10k containers per minute, implementing elastic and on-demand resource scaling. Users can check resource availability in advance and perform closed-loop verification after configuration to enable smooth service operations. In addition, Huawei CloudFabric’s standard open architecture will be optimized for mainstream container platforms such as Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to provide a ready solution for commercial use.

Huawei has been devoted to the container open source community for many years, where Red Hat is also a leader. Both Red Hat (#3) and Huawei (#4) are among the top contributors to the open source Kubernetes project[2]; Huawei is the top provider of Kubernetes container technology among Chinese vendors and the sole Chinese representative of the Kubernetes Technical Oversight Committee.

Mr. Mark Wohlfarth, Global Head of Network Ecosystem for Red Hat said, “Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is one of the most widely used and most comprehensive enterprise-class Kubernetes platforms in the industry. I believe that the cooperation with Huawei CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Solution helps meet customers’ requirements for container-based applications.”

Mr. Yu Tao, Director of Huawei Data Center Network Solution, said, “The data center is the core of the enterprise digital platform. In the data center network field, Huawei adheres to open innovation. Huawei CloudFabric supports container network deployment automation, helping customers easily manage all workloads through a single control interface and achieve service agility and innovation. Through cooperation with Red Hat, we hope that more enterprises can obtain complete and mature commercial solutions.”

The Huawei CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Network Solution has been commercialized in more than 6,400 enterprises worldwide. The solution has helped customers in finance, Internet, carrier, and other sectors implement innovative business services based on “digital twin” technology, enabling data centers to become business value creation centers.

[1] Red Hat, the Shadowman logo and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.

or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

[2] Data from Stackalytics as of Oct. 18, 2018

For more information, visit Huawei CloudFabric.

Must Read Whitepaper, ‘Making Money With Network Slicing’, Hits The Shelves

Network Slicing Leader Cloudstreet Showcases the Vast Opportunities of this Promising New Mobile Business Model

Espoo, Finland & Berlin, Germany, Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudstreet, ‘The Network Slicing Company’, is pleased to announce the publication of its most recent industry whitepaper, “Making Money with Network Slicing”. A business-forward take on the practice, the paper puts slicing at the very center of the mobile industry’s transition now underway. With a focus on practical, market-ready models, the authors unravel the misconceptions about Network Slicing, exploring its potential to disrupt the cultural and business logjams that have hampered growth.

Less about technology than a new way of doing business, Network Slicing has quickly risen from a mere buzzword to a budget line item, as mobile operators retool for the opportunities to come

“Inherently disruptive, it will create new business ecosystems to support unique and evolving demands that touch quite literally every industry sector and market segment. Like any evolution, it will start small and then scale exponentially as demand grows and the practice becomes more refined. The financial returns will quickly follow and soon become a core top line revenue generator.”

Showcasing several high-value, low-barrier examples including Fixed Wireless, Private LTE, Mobile Gaming and Live User Generated Content, to name a few, the study charts a carrier-friendly course for Network Slicing in today’s 4G networks, and a cogent strategy for staying competitive in what promises to be a highly competitive market in 5G.

“No doubt but that carriers need to lead the way and begin the process of transforming their businesses today” said Mika Skarp, Founder and CEO of Cloudstreet “The next generation of telecom isn’t just about improvements in speed and latency. These are not selling points in and of themselves, but reliability is,” he adds. “There are huge expectations of mobile networks that go well beyond what new antennas and spectrum alone can address. The moment that carriers move on from Best Effort to differentiated Quality-of-Experience and SLA-based business models, the next-generation of mobile will truly begin”

On the occasion of the paper’s publication, Mika Skarp wil be delivering a companion presentation at the Broadband World Forum, Network Slicing Summit, in Berlin Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

Analyst firm Arthur D. Little suggests that in meeting these demands, carriers can expect a 34% boost in revenues to 2026. That’s a big jump from today’s annual growth average of about 1%. But as the whitepaper points out, addressing the unique needs of multiple segments, particularly in industry 4.0, means being mission-critical ready, leveraging the power of Network Slicing to deliver virtualized dedicated resources to customers of all stripes. And it’s that special recipe, argue the authors, that will have a positive knock-on disruptive effect.

“Traditional go-to-market cycles will accelerate, mobile operator relationships with enterprise, government and small business will become more strategic, networks will become more efficient, resource allocation more logical and both current and future investments in capacity will show dramatically greater return.”

Drawing on years of experience as the first to deploy a market-ready Network Slicing capability at scale, as well as some of the most advanced PoCs, including a demonstration of End-to-End Network Slicing at the recent Telecom Infra Project’s TIP Summit 18 in London, Cloudstreet provides key insights from across functional groups, to paint a clear picture of this promising, soon-to-be defining feature of mobile networks.

Readers interested in the whitepaper can visit the Cloudstreet web site for their online or printable version. Any Mobile Operators interested in a consulting session with Cloudstreet on how Network Slicing can help them achieve their business objectives are invited to email us at sales@cloudstreet.co

About Cloudstreet

Finland-based Cloudstreet is a US and EU patented Network Slicing innovator dedicated to revolutionizing the mobile experience, empowering user choice and driving new MNO revenues. Leveraging the power of Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV), Cloudstreet provides the world’s first in-market, carrier-grade Network Slicing Platform. Tailoring Quality of Experience to user demand and context, Cloudstreet delivers application-aware slices for any use case with SLA-assured performance for capacity, latency and throughput. Awarded the EC’s Horizon 2020 grant and Best Connectivity Solution (WCA16), Cloudstreet’s cost-reducing, revenue-generating platform is deployable in today’s 4G networks for any 5G-envisioned network slicing use cases. Visit us at www.cloudstreet.co.


Brendan Tully Walsh
(514) 802-6099

International Trademark Association’s Middle East and Africa Conference to Focus on Implementing Effective Intellectual Property Strategies in Growing Economies

New York, Oct. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Trademark Association (INTA) will host its 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from December 10 to 11, with a focus on the need to protect intellectual property (IP) to support innovation and economic growth in these developing regions.

As brand owners increasingly look to expand into the Middle East and Africa, the conference will explore the opportunities and challenges of attracting investment into the regions, how innovation is reshaping the economy, and the importance of a thorough IP strategy for effective protection and enforcement in these regions.

“It is an exciting time for brand owners seeking to establish a presence or gain traction in this part of the world. With that, it is critical to understand how to move forward strategically from an IP perspective,” said INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo. “Attendees will have a valuable opportunity at this conference to gain practical knowledge as well as to engage in robust discussions with their colleagues.”

Trademark experts and government officials speaking at the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference will cover topics that include the impact innovation is having in reshaping the economies in the Middle East and Africa, the balance between the benefits of free trade zones (FTZs) to promote economic growth and the potential exploitation by counterfeiters in FTZs, data protection and privacy, balancing IP rights and regulatory restrictions, and strategies to tackle online counterfeiting.

Exemplifying what technology and innovation can do in our daily lives, the conference’s keynote speaker will be Michael Haddad, a professional athlete, world record holder, environmental advocate, and social entrepreneur. He will relay his inspirational story of how he turned “disability into a distinctive ability” after a spinal cord injury at a young age left him paralyzed from the chest down.

The conference is designed for brand owners, in-house counsel of all levels, law firm practitioners, government officials, trademark professionals, brand protection managers, business development experts, and investors.

For more information about the 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference, visit www.inta.org/2018Dubai.

About the International Trademark Association (INTA)

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Members include more than 7,200 trademark owners, professionals, and academics from 191 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark resources, policy development, education and training, and international network. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., and representatives in Geneva and New Delhi. For more information, please visit www.inta.org.

Charles Kim
International Trademark Association