Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan is a blogger who loves to write about cutting edge technologies and issues facing service providers, especially subjects related to SDN, NFV, virtualization, IP and optics. He has rich experience working with multiple service providers and vendors in the Middle East and Africa. Currently, he works for mobile operator MOBILY in Saudi Arabia in the technology planning department. The views expressed in his blog are his own and do not represent his employer.

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SDN, Network Management, and You


The industry has been busy discussing the nature of SDN, or software-defined networking. They are wondering if SDN is Openflow. Or maybe it just programs the network through open APIs, which can be anything other than Openflow. Take, for example, Netconf/Yang. Or maybe it’s something traditional, like SNMP? …


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Intent-based Networking – A Must for SDN


SDN is about making networking more flexible and agile through programming network elements. Such programming needs to be done in a standard way. Hence, standardizing the southbound protocol that directly commands a network element to forward traffic is important. So is the northbound protocol …


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The Challenges of Network Virtualization Technologies


Network virtualization, software defined network (SDN), and network function virtualization (NFV) have taken the communication industry by storm. They are no longer buzzwords; the industry is seriously focusing and converging on them. And why shouldn’t the industry focus on them? They are supposed to …