Paul Parker-Johnson

Principal Analyst

Contact: pj@acgcc.com
Office: +1.978.387.8023


Role: Responsible for Software-Defined Networking, Cloud Computing, Data Center syndicated and consulting division


Experience: 30+ years in in the telecom industry

Paul Parker-Johnson (PJ) leads ACG’s cloud computing and data center virtualization market research and consulting practice.  His work examines market sizes, innovations and trends in cloud computing, service delivery platforms, and the virtualization technologies that enable them.

PJ brings his trademark analytic skills to bear on developments in virtual computing, cloud services software, service orchestration, network simplification and related enablers of cloud computing services.  In-depth market segmentation and sizing is complemented by point topics research on innovations, early adopter use cases, and factors critical to success in developing platforms and services for the cloud.

PJ’s passion for the cloud springs from a rich history of engagement in network and application innovations for over 30 years.  Prior to joining ACG he was director of cloud computing solutions development and marketing at Juniper Networks, delivering advanced network, software, and partner platform solutions to service provider and enterprise customers globally.  Direct experience designing and delivering solutions in the XaaS and virtual data center landscapes informs his work.  Prior to his work in data centers and the cloud PJ served in Juniper’s service provider and emerging markets strategy teams, bringing numerous platforms and innovations in routing, switching, security and advanced network services to market over a ten year span.

Prior to joining Juniper he held senior product management and marketing positions in switching and routing with Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, participating in early delivery of ASIC-based and gigabit scale forwarding technologies for Ethernet and IP networks.  Prior to Cisco PJ was a member of BBN Communications’ professional services and network engineering teams, developing and deploying X.25 and early stage IP networking platforms into experimental and production networks.  His initial experience in large scale computing and networking platforms came with IBM deploying online trading and transaction processing systems for financial services customers in New York from 1978 to 1983.

 


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Jan. 28, 2020

Paul Parker-Johnson, Practice Lead Cloud Virtual Systems Infrastructure, ACG Research, gives the opening address (sponsored by Layer123) at the SDN + NFV World Congress in the Hague, which focused on business case considerations in adopting SD-WAN solutions.[embed]https://youtu.be/Nha-io1ZTNk[/embed ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Mobile network traffic is expected to increase 45% annually with video representing 60% of all mobile traffic. To meet the demand, networks will need to be intelligently and cost effectively scaled for secure services delivery, especially the Gi-LAN. As volumes grow, the number of concurrent users, ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

In the past two to three years we have experienced a surge in creative efforts and developments producing the components needed for SPs’ networks to become as agile and efficient as the cloud applications they support. ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Operators need more agile ways to deliver network services if they’re to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing. And many see Carrier Software-Defined Networking as the way forward. ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Disaggregated, modular, mix and match, open, these are the sound bites of the emerging white box and open software ecosystems. Will they define the architectural thinking used throughout our information-driven world moving forward? ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Paul Parker-Johnson catches up with Nuage Networks on the strengths of their new Virtualized Networking Services Solution. Find out what he has to say. ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Accelerating time to deployment, enabling differentiation, achieving policy continuity for services and applications from the endpoint to the cloud, and streamlining operations with the same automation and elastic system architecture at every key point in a network deployment aspirations widely purs ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

WANs using SDN are getting tighter integration with cloud providers' XaaS platforms by putting APIs into their SDNs to interact with cloud management systems and automatically adapt network policies to cloud services' needs.  With SDN operators could make their WANs (VPNs, for example) work as ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

ACI is an important step forward in unifying physical and virtual resources and improving application experiences Among the most important requirements in delivering superior application experiences as the industry transitions to an increasingly virtualized environment is accomplishing tighter inte ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

The OpenStack Foundation has established a bold mission: to harness the cloud community's many talents in developing a robust, open and agile software suite that supports cloud computing in a wide variety of environments, including public, private and hybrid clouds. Read more. For more informa ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

It is a well-established goal for service providers to maximize their agility in creating services and at the same time increase their efficiency and reduce the marginal costs of scaling. This is true for cloud and media and mobile and residential and social networking and the Internet of Things and ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Among the cloud’s great promises are the lure of unmatched agility and scale delivering IT applications and services. Along with these great promises the cloud’s early days have also seen challenges handling governance of applications as they stretch dynamically across their virtualized in ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

While the potential benefits of running IT services in the cloud are clear, there are still important challenges to overcome before the full promise of elastic clouds can be realized. The nature of these challenges varies -- affecting cloud networks, compute resources and storage -- and perhaps the ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Many steps are available for cloud providers to take to enhance their platforms' efficiency and scale. I mention three techniques here that have great upsides and are possible in a number of different platform environments. Of course, the exact method of deployment and the types of outcomes an opera ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Many public cloud offerings require that existing applications be extensively re-architected to run on their infrastructure. If providers offer hybrid cloud services, does this take away the need for customers to re-architect? The answer is sometimes yes, sometimes no. Let's take a look at an exampl ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

The Linux Foundation just announced the formation of a new open source development project intended to harness contributions from a wide range of cloud and networking industry participants to accelerate development of a consistently structured framework for software-defined networks or SDNs. This an ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Today’s cloud-based services, while clearly ground-breaking, still have important gaps to fill, such as in the reliability and integrity of their service delivery infrastructures, or the degree of automation they use for activating and managing services, before the full promise of the cloud can be a ...