The first report in the series, the NFVI and VIM report, focuses on hardware and software resources that make up an NFV platform. This includes network connectivity between data centers or clouds as well as the physical compute, storage, and networking equipment that support virtual network functions (VNFs). It also covers the VIM due to the important role of the VIM in resource management of the NFVI.
Since we published our popular annual NFV report series in 2015 (12,000+ total copies downloaded), the NFV market has progressed and matured, with operator deployments beginning in earnest. Across the board at service providers worldwide, we see roll-outs of new NFV-based services designed to be more flexible than their predecessors, while keeping OpEx and CapEx low.
The main premise of NFV is that it can deliver network functionality via software running on industry-standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. And that’s already happening in production networks across the world. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) worldwide are starting to leverage commodity and standardized standard server and storage infrastructures.
What you can expect from this report:
- An overview of NFVI and the Virtual Infrastructure Manager which controls and manages the NFVI resources
- Feedback from our users in our 2017 annual NFV Survey.
- New developments and trends in NFVI and VIMs, including converged hardware, edge computing, Linux Containers, Unikernels and more
- Details on different NFVI and VIM vendor offerings to provide early insights into the capabilities and maturity of different solutions.
Thank you for reading or downloading this report, we hope you will and it a useful resource, as you look to understand and adopt NFV technologies.
Interested in learning more about NFV infrastructure and VIM? Be sure to check out our pages on What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?, What Is NFV Infrastructure (NFVI)?, What Is Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)?, What’s in an NFV Cloud?, What is an NFV OpenStack?, What is ETSI ISG NFV?, What is OPNFV?
Sponsored by AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, Radisys, Red Hat, VMware, and Wind River
Organizations covered include 6WIND, ADVA Optical Networking, AT&T, Canonical / Ubuntu, Cavium, Inc., Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Linux Foundation, Netronome, Nokia, RAD Data Communications, Radisys, Red Hat, Telefonica NFV Lab, VMware, Wind River
Exclusive 2017 NFV Report Series Part 1: NFVi and VIM Webinars
With the release of SDxCentral’s 2017 2017 NFV Report Series Part 1: NFV Infrastructure and VIM, SDxCentral will be hosting 4 exclusive report webinars sponsored by Ericsson, Nokia, VMware, and Wind River. Stay tuned for more details on these webinars!