Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Citrix selling Bytemobile

In a press release dated July 28, Citrix Systems has announced that it will collaborate with Elliott Management, an activist investment firm who has amassed 7.1% of the company's common stock and has been advocating for strategic changes in Citrix' product portfolio and operations.

Elliott had announced their plans to actively be involved in Citrix' strategy in a letter to their board on June 11. The letter laid out a plan for Citrix' stock growth and investor value creation including executive and operational changes, as well as spin off or sale of business units, including ByteMobile, acquired for $435m in 2012.
Citrix has announced that they have retained financial advisors for the sale of ByteMobile.

Concurrent with the announcement that Citrix will collaborate with Elliott and give them a board seat, Citrix' CEO has announced his retirement effective as soon as a replacement is found.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Announcing SDN / NFV in wireless 2015

On the heels of my presentation at the NFV world congress in San Diego this spring, my presentation and panels at LTE world summit on network visualization and my anticipated participation at SDN & OpenFlow world Summit in the fall, I am happy to announce production for "SDN / NFV in wireless networks 2015".

This report, to be released in September, will feature my review of the progress of SDN and NFV as technologies transitioning from PoC to commercial trials and limited deployments in wireless networks.

The report provides a step by step strategy for introducing SDN and NFV in your product and services development.

  • Drivers for SDN and NFV in telecom networks 
  • Public, private, hybrid, specialized clouds 
  • Review of SDN and NFV standards and open source initiatives
  • SDN 
    • Service chaining
    • Apache CloudStack, Microsoft Cloud OS, Red Hat, Citrix CloudPlatform, OpenStack,  VMWare vCloud, 
    • SDN controllers (OpenDaylight, ONOS) 
    • SDN protocols (OpenFlow, NETCONF, ForCES, YANG...)
  • NFV 
    • OPNFV 
    • OpenMANO 
    • NFVRG 
    • MEF LSO 
    • Hypervisors: VMWare vs. KVM, vs Containers
  • How does it all fit together? 
  • Core and RAN networks NFV roadmap
  • Operators strategy and deployments review: AT&T, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Telecom Italy, Telefonica, Verizon...
  • Vendors strategy and roadmap review: Affirmed networks, ALU, Cisco, Ericsson, F5, HP, Huawei, Intel, Juniper, Oracle, Red Hat... 
Can't wait for the report? Want more in-depth and personalized training? A 5 hours workshop and strategy session is available now to answer your specific questions and help you chart your product and services roadmap, while understanding your competitors' strategy and progress.