Not everything has to be hyperscale. IT departments are looking at different models of modeling to the cloud, using NFV technology and microservices for different levels of scale.
Many operators view the shift to the telco cloud and NFV as a series of steps that require careful planning, not a wholesale rip-and-replace.
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We shouldn’t think of NFV as merely porting a cloud to the telcos. We need to understand that true NFV won't happen until we connect all the entities involved in delivering the customer a modern, virtualized service.
Big technology shifts like cloud take at least 10 years. That’s why the shift to the telco cloud, led by NFV, will require at least a decade of patience.
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The telco NFV cloud has different characteristics from the enterprise cloud – with a higher emphasis on reliability, connectivity, and specific applications.
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The key to success of NFV will come soon as operators evaluate the benefits of the NFV business transformation in early rollouts including vCPE.
The data center is driving toward a more software-centric security model and security performance in NFV will be key.
Huawei says it now has more than 50,000 patents.
Agile Controller 3.0 targets SD-WAN and IoT.
Schindler enlists the company to do SDN for IoT.
IT experts are increasingly looking at securing the cloud using SDN technologies, which add policy awareness and features such as microsegmentation.
With higher traffic demands on the S/Gi-LAN in mobile networks, converged platforms will help reduce the costs of processing IP traffic.