Network functions virtualization is one of the hottest topics in cloud and service provider networking these days – and we’ve spent months researching and preparing a two-part report series on NFV. Our first report in the series, 2016 Mega NFV Report Pt. 1: MANO and NFVI, has been published today.
This report gives a broad overview of the technology being used to build NFV management and orchestration and infrastructure (MANO). Our second report, which will be published in just a few weeks, covers virtual network functions (VNFs).
NFV promise big changes for operators by shifting the infrastructure to an open model where software functions can be loaded on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. This report explains the implications for the industry, including:
- NFV’s origins in the ETSI and developments in the last 12 months
- The business benefits of moving to NFV
- What end users want in an NFV platform
- An overview of the NFV architecture
- The impact of open source on NFV
- Competitive analysis of the leading players
Our research indicates this is growing demand for NFV technology, despite some challenges in the marketplace. The end users have indicated the need to move to more open and flexible platforms, but they see open source platforms such as OpenStack as lacking some maturity for implementation in mission-critical environments.
Interested in learning more about NFVI and MANO? Be sure to check out our pages on What is NFV – Network Functions Virtualization – Definition?, What is NFV MANO?, What is ETSI ISG NFV?, What is OPNFV?, What Is an NFV Orchestrator (NFVO)? Definition, What Is Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)? Definition, and What Is a VNF Manager (VNFM)? Definition
For service provider architects, CIOs, and CTOs, this report must-read for understanding how NFV will impact the way that operators deploy new services in the future.
We hope you find the 2016 Mega NFV Report Pt. 1: MANO and NFVI, a resource to help you stay up to date on the progress and shifts of the market.
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With the release of SDxCentral’s NFV Infrastructure and MANO Report, SDxCentral will be hosting four exclusive NFV Infrastructure and MANO Report Webinars sponsored by Brocade, Cisco, and HPE. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.