It may soon be unnecessary to backhaul traffic to the data center.
NFV popularity is forcing more companies to make MANO a higher priority so they can combat virtual server sprawl.
While cloud computing represents a significant advance, it's really the network edge computing phenomenon that will transform the digital end user experience.
Soon it will be difficult to tell where one cloud begins and another one ends.
While software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) don’t necessarily require each other to add value to an enterprise, they are collectively being joined at the proverbial hip.
Amazon Web Services illustrates the growing importance of offloading network services from servers using NICs.
The rise of IT automation frameworks will force companies to rethink who in the IT organization will ultimately be responsible for networking.
Advanced networking technologies for OpenStack could optimize the cloud environment for service providers – as well as enterprise.
The industry seeks to address interoperability among network virtualization (NV) implementations, but getting networking vendors to work together remains a challenge.
Industry growth is being hampered by a lack of IT professionals who have the skills required to deploy network virtualization (NV) and software-defined networking (SDN) in the enterprise.
As providers of container networking platforms jostle for position, the industry is eagerly awaiting the emergence of container networking interoperability.
Industry experts are still debating whether white boxes can take over the networking world.
As NFV efforts shift away from physical network appliances, the use of NFV coprocessors will be key to averting software and hardware bottlenecks.
A debate is starting to roil the networking community, centered around the amount of sprawl network virtualization might spawn across the enterprise.
Virtualization can help IT organizations break down the silos that exist between application developers and enable operations teams to deliver real-time IT.