Network virtualization will allow companies to micro-segment traffic by application.
Organizations that implement network virtualization are starting to appreciate another advantage: It enables them to achieve compliance.
Hyperconverged infrastructure requires IT organizations to consider a scale out architecture.
As open source NFV technologies mature, the rate of adoption should soar in 2017.
To foster NFV interoperability, many initiatives have launched to help organizations determine what NFV software is compatible.
Service providers must accurately estimate vCPE processing power if they want to avoid ripping and replacing equipment down the road.
NFV online stores are transforming the way the networking gear is being purchased and distributed.
NFV interoperability is stalled and may be causing operators to forego deploying NFV.
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.