Sponsored By: Cisco Systems
Cisco Mega NFV Report Webinar: Be Open To The NFV Ideas That Matter Most Part 2
This is the second webinar in a two part series. In case you missed part one, here is our general point of view on NFV.
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, you and me, 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.
During the “Be Open To The NFV Ideas That Matter Most Part 2”, we further discuss our NFV strategy, a glimpse of which was presented during the first webinar focused on MANO and NFVI. We also show how our VNFs, now available, fit into the larger SP architecture. To demonstrate efficacious use of NFV and SDN, we will highlight some popular use cases and their business benefits to service providers based on our offers.
We have recently worked with a third party analyst firm to conduct primary research across all major world regions to identify the opportunity related to NFV and SDN. This research uncovered important attributes that business customers want to see from their prospective service providers. The research also analyzed the impact of NFV and SDN. During the webinar, we will present the top findings from the research. Included will be the quantified revenue impact for service providers. Of course, they also need to make the appropriate business and network transformations while implementing their NFV and SDN strategy. And that is where we can help too.
Read the live Q&A, watch the full presentation, and download the presentation slides and referenced white paper from the event below: