In the move to the telco cloud and NFV, there are a number of risks associated with implementing a fully virtualized system.
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Not everything has to be hyperscale. IT departments are looking at different models of modeling to the cloud, using NFV technology and microservices for different levels of scale.
Virtualization can help IT organizations break down the silos that exist between application developers and enable operations teams to deliver real-time IT.
Many operators view the shift to the telco cloud and NFV as a series of steps that require careful planning, not a wholesale rip-and-replace.
Next-generation applications will demand a new level of service assurance that can be delivered by third-party SDN technologies, married with monitoring and automation.
In addition to a new crop of SD-WAN players, traditional enterprise networking players want a piece of the network edge.
We shouldn’t think of NFV as merely porting a cloud to the telcos. We need to understand that true NFV won't happen until we connect all the entities involved in delivering the customer a modern, virtualized service.
Big technology shifts like cloud take at least 10 years. That’s why the shift to the telco cloud, led by NFV, will require at least a decade of patience.
VMware says it is looking at East-West encryption inside the data center, adding another layer of security to the SDDC.
The telco NFV cloud has different characteristics from the enterprise cloud – with a higher emphasis on reliability, connectivity, and specific applications.
Network virtualization (NV) can increase IT agility, according to emerging case studies and user feedback.
The key to success of NFV will come soon as operators evaluate the benefits of the NFV business transformation in early rollouts including vCPE.
VMware is pursuing two container strategies that call for integrating Photon OS and its VIC with NSX for containers.
The data center is driving toward a more software-centric security model and security performance in NFV will be key.
With The Linux Foundation taking charge of Open vSwitch, a new future for the open source project takes shape.