As a service provider, you are growing your core networks exponentially to accommodate the exponential growth of consumer- and enterprise-oriented services. In order to do this and plan the network evolution to support 5G and IoT, you need to re-architect your network including transforming to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
With NFV, service providers can benefit from a flexible network architecture that allows you to introduce new services to market much faster, while providing a scalable elastic network that reduces your total cost of ownership. Enterprises and consumers want access to lots of different types of applications and services, and as a service provider, you need to be able to create these new services quickly to keep up with demand.
A primary NFV use case for service providers is Virtual CPE, with over 91% of service providers responding with Virtual CPE as the top use case to deploy.
Virtual CPE entails customer premises equipment such as Firewalls, DNS Servers and Application Delivery Controllers are hosted in the data center and offered ‘as a service’.
Enterprises that want to add DNS, a firewall service, or add a new remote office, can simply go to a web portal and click on the service they want. Within minutes, their service is provisioned and ready for use immediately. As a service provider, this automated provisioning can significantly reduce operational costs, as there are no longer any expensive and time consuming truck rolls or scheduling issues to provision a new service.
F5 will demonstrate virtual network services in an end to end ETSI NFV architectural framework. This demo includes HPE NFV Orchestration (HP NFV Director) and F5 Virtual Network Functions (VNF) that provide virtual ADC, virtual Firewall and virtual DNS network functions delivering vCPE services.
In addition, F5 will highlight the partnership with Intel, showcasing the high performance VNFs with Intel architecture supporting the Intel XL710 (40G NIC).
Register below for the F5 DemoFriday in partnership with HPE for a presentation by Senior Product Marketing Manager (Service Providers Unit), Misbah Mahmoodi.
See you on May 6! If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register below and we will send you the live archive as soon as it’s available.