While there are many similarities between network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) and standard IT infrastructure, network functions for service providers use much more bandwidth than traditional IT applications. An upcoming webinar with Cisco will look at how operators can design an effective NFVI that delivers the high network bandwidth providers need as well as compute capacity to deliver maximum packet throughput.
Constructed for high levels of north-south oversubscription, traditional IT infrastructures are not designed to provide the level of throughput service provider networks require. Nor are they designed to get the most out of applications for NFV and its companion disruptor, software-defined networking (SDN). The webinar is the second of a two-part series on Cisco’s NFVI framework, which is designed to help service providers lower NFVI TCO while accelerating service velocity.
According to Cisco, NFV and SDN combined have the potential to improve service provider revenues by more than $110 billion by 2019. The webinar will show how Cisco’s NFVI solution couples best-in-class hardware and software components with an integrated and certified design for high performance, high availability, and automated network operations.
Cisco Senior Managers Volker Tegtmeyer and Sidney Kriger will look at how Cisco’s virtual network functions (VNFs) fit into the larger service provider architecture. Under the Cisco framework, NFVI fits into the evolved programmable network (EPN), while the NFV orchestration system fits into the evolved services platform (ESP). The ESP is responsible for service catalogs, profiles, and orchestration, while the EPN provides the network resources to realize these services.
Presenters will share top findings from a recent primary research report conducted across all major world regions to identify opportunities related to NFV and SDN. The research uncovered important attributes that business customers want to see from prospective service providers, and it quantified revenue impact for the next-generation technologies.
Join us for the webinar on May 10th at 10:00am PT to learn which NFV concepts matter most when designing a carrier-class infrastructure that can scale network capacity and introduce new services faster and more cost-effectively.