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Cisco Mega NFV Report Webinar: Be Open to the NFV Ideas That Matter Most Part 1
NFV and its companion disruptor, SDN, have certainly been topical and foremost in the minds of forward-thinking network operators these past couple of years or more. While they may have been over-hyped as new technologies often are, we have learned a lot through various groups getting in and trying out new ideas using them. These new software-based concepts and solutions have enabled the move towards more agile development, or DevOps, and the growth of open source communities around networking. These are all good for the industry long term and better still, good for all of us, the consumers of the services they ultimately deliver.
Paramount in the major transformation these technologies are enabling is focus on the overall business outcomes. The network services and solutions they deliver must solve the operators’ business challenges!
We need networks that:
- Cost much less and are simpler to deploy and operate
- Economically support self-service, on-demand consumption models
- Support an open platform model so operators themselves and ISVs can easily innovate and quickly deploy all types of new services and applications.
In the Be Open To The NFV Ideas That Matter Most Part 1, we discuss the role NFV has in creating an open network architecture that addresses those business needs and highlight opportunities for new services that operators can deliver. We will also show how SDN and open source technologies play an important role too. Critical of course are achieving the necessary NFV performance, industry openness and services automation, which we will discuss during the session too. To illustrate these, we will present some of our solutions for management and orchestration (MANO) and NFV infrastructure (NFVI) that we offer to help service providers of all types.