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. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are starting to leverage commodity and standardized standard server and storage infrastructures.
The third report in the series, the Virtual Network Functions report, focuses on how the NFV infrastructure will enable virtual network functions (VNFs) to be deployed, orchestrated, and managed in the cloud. This includes an overview of leading VNF solutions that are purpose-built as software-defined solutions and deployed with NFV infrastructure.
What you can expect from this report:
- An overview of NFV, describing the evolution of architectural components and potential benefits.
- A quick survey of the top VNF use cases.
- Discussion around VNF migration challenges.
- Market dynamics of VNFs and survey results.
- Details on different vendor offerings to provide early insights into the capabilities and maturity of different solutions.
We hope you enjoy part 3 of this popular report series!]
Interested in learning more about Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)? Be sure to check out our pages on What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?, What is a Virtual Network Function or VNF?, What is Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)?, What is a VNF Manager (VNFM)?, What is an NFV Orchestrator (NFVO)?
Sponsored by Affirmed Networks, Fortinet, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, Nokia, Sonus Networks, and Versa Networks
Organizations Covered include: 6WIND, Affirmed Networks, Alianza, Altiostar Networks, Avi Networks, Benu Networks, Brocade, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, F5 Networks, Fortinet, GENBAND, Huawei, Infoblox, Juniper Networks, Metaswitch Networks, NEC, NFWare, Nokia, OneAccess Networks, Oracle, Qosmos, Radisys, Samsung, Sonus Networks, Telco Systems, and Versa Networks
Exclusive 2017 NFV Report Part 3: Virtual Network Functions Report Webinar
With the release of SDxCentral’s 2017 NFV Report Series Part 3: Powering NFV – Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), SDxCentral will be hosting an exclusive report webinar sponsored by Nokia on June 14th. Stay tuned for more details on the webinar!