Just a few weeks ago, we launched our Mega NFV report series, a two-part series covers everything you need to know about network functions virtualization (NFV), starting with Pt. 1: MANO and NFVI. Today, our second report in the series, 2016 Mega NFV Report Pt. 2: VNFs, has been published.
NFV promises big change for operators by shifting the infrastructure to an open model where software functions can be loaded on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. This will allow service providers to offer new services in the cloud, by installing VNFs as software on the hardware platforms. This report explains the implications for the industry, including:
- Why VNFs are gaining traction and starting the march toward commercial deployments
- The business benefits of moving to VNFs
- How VNFs fit into the ETSI ISG framework
- Leading use cases for VNFs
- Which vendors have traction
- VNF market barriers
Our research indicates this is growing demand for many different kinds of VNFs, despite some challenges in the marketplace. The report includes detailed survey data from end users who indicate which VNFs they are focused on and how they expect to evaluate these products.
Interested in learning more about VNF and VNFC? Be sure to check out our pages on What is NFV – Network Functions Virtualization – Definition?, 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. 2: VNFs a resource to help you stay up to date on the progress and shifts of the market.
Sponsored by Brocade, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Metaswitch Networks, Sonus Networks, and Versa Networks.
Vendors Covered Include: A10 Networks, Active Broadband Networks, Affirmed Networks, Alianza, Allot Communications, Aryaka Networks, ASOCS Networks, Benu Networks, Brocade, CA Technologies, Ciena, Cisco, Dialogic, Ericsson, F5, GENBAND, HPE, Huawei, Juniper Networks, KEMP Technologies, Metaswitch Networks, Mitel, MRV Communications, NEC/Netcracker, NewNet, NFWare, Nokia, Nominum, OneAccess Networks, Openwave Mobility, Oracle, PLUMgrid, Procera Networks, Qosmos, Saisei, Sonus, Telco Systems, Vantrix, Velocloud Networks, Versa Networks, and Viavi Solutions.
Exclusive Report Webinars
With the release of SDxCentral’s NFV Pt. 2: VNFs Report, SDxCentral will be hosting four exclusive NFV VNFs Report Webinars sponsored by Brocade, Cisco, and HPE. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.