Iricent will be exhibiting at SDN World Congress

SDN World Congress takes place this year in The Hague from 10th-14th October and Iricent will be there in force. We will be exhibiting (Booth 109) and showcasing our SDN and NFV solutions including our MANO as a Service solution for fast adoption of NFV and a sneak preview of our forthcoming APNOS platform which leverages OpenDaylight in a whole new way for service providers and their customers. Feel free to drop by and say hello or contact us on events@iricent.com to set up a meeting. Follow @Iricent on twitter for updates as we go through the week. Hope to see you in the...

Iricent at Intel Network Builders Summit in Madrid.

Recently we had the opportunity to join Intel’s network builders program. The program is designed to foster eco-system engagement and technical enablement with a view to accelerating the adoption of NFV and SDN based solutions. As a forum, it’s right up our street and we expect to both contribute and collaborate with many of the participating members as the software networking market evolves. Shortly after joining and during the recent summit in Madrid, we were invited to speak about our motivation for creating a Software Networking focused company and what we think the opportunities are likely to be for network virtualisation including the potential for innovative business models such as our own MANO as a Service proposition and the importance of a collaborative eco-system to this market. To find out more, you can listen to the short interview I gave as part of the Intel Chip Chat series above or follow the Soundcloud link for more. As always, if you have any queries or comments, then feel free to contact us. https://soundcloud.com/intelchipchat-networkinsights/iricent...

Iricent speak on the subject of innovation at the recent Research and Innovation Conference and Exhibition

At the recent Research and Innovation Conference, held at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, I spoke about what innovation means to Iricent. What struck me in researching material for the slides is that innovation isn’t really one thing – indeed in writing about The Discipline of Innovation, Peter Drucker put together a list of different types of innovation along with anecdotes describing the different problems / opportunities that they addressed which were quite specific to the industry or the times in which the innovation arose. Considering how just one of those had enough material for Clayton Christensen to write a series of well-known books on disruptive innovation, this illustrates the breath and complexity that needs to be understood to best recognise opportunities to innovate when they arise. And since Drucker’s list was based on a study of how innovation has arisen in the past, who is to say that there aren’t other pathways that we haven’t even uncovered yet? In any case, I’ve attached the presentation here, which will explain the importance of being “innovative in everything you do” – not just in a one-dimensional sense of, say, product innovation – an invention – or marketing innovation – a unique sales campaign. Along the way I will introduce what we are doing in Iricent and how we hope to help our customers tackle the challenge and potential of SDN and NFV. Click here to download the presentation. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please do contact...

Ammeon Partners with Iricent to Deliver Management and Orchestration (MANO) Services for Service Providers deploying Virtualised Network Functions

Companies will deploy Management and Orchestration as a Service for EMEA telecommunications service providers 22 February 2016 – Ammeon, a leading systems integrator and delivery partner for cloud and DevOps transformation projects has partnered with Iricent, a leading SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) specialist, to deliver NFV related services including a hosted Management and Orchestration (MANO) service. The Iricent MANO as a Service (MaaS) high availability, multi-tenant platform enables telecommunications service providers to rapidly test, demo, trial and go-live with new customer services requiring only a common PC type device on the customer premises. Everything else including the virtual network functions (VNFs) are deployed, managed, operated and supported from the cloud. The catalogue of virtual network functions (VNF) leverages the wider Iricent eco-system and includes vRouter, vSwitch and vFirewall among others. Commenting on the partnership, Fred Jones, Ammeon CEO, remarked, “MANO as a Services will fundamentally change how network services are delivered at the edge. It is a realization of the promise of virtualizing network functions and the infrastructure management capabilities provided by OpenStack. We are excited to be partnering with Iricent to bring this service to the market. It is an important part of our managed service strategy.” Ger O’Byrne, co-founder and CEO of Iricent, commented, “Networking, like compute and storage before it, is being virtualized and moving to the cloud. Service Providers who want to avail of the opportunities brought about by these developments require new network and cloud infrastructure, cloud deployment services and related know-how. Iricent MaaS is ideally suited to service providers, both wholesale and retail, who want to rapidly deploy...