An NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) is intended to demonstrate NFV as a viable technology to CSPs. As carriers and vendors have implemented hundreds of PoCs, some within the lab and some as part of a commercial solution, the definition of PoC success is evolving. Regardless of the scope or intended outcome of your PoC, there are three key factors you need to consider in order to make any PoC successful.
What makes a PoC successful?
Ideally any PoC that moves beyond the lab into commercial deployment should be considered a success. Yet given the range of PoCs touted by both vendors and the CSPs, not all PoCs are targeted for a commercial solution. So any PoC that fulfils its scope by definition is a successful PoC. And all successful PoCs share the following three traits: