Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a new approach that is changing the way Communications Service Providers design and operate their networks. With the flexibility and agility enabled by NFV, CSPs will have the ability to deliver beyond connectivity by becoming Digital Service Providers. Like most new and complex technologies, we understand it can be a daunting task to understand the “what”, “where”, “how” and “when” leveraging these new approaches.
To ease this education, and to help make NFV implementations easier, we authored an NFV for Dummies book. This book covers NFV basics – understanding the “what” of NFV, best practices for NFV use cases, and lessons from proof-of-concepts and deployments. Specifically, readers will learn how to:
- Recognize NFV use cases, challenges, and goals
- Virtualize physical network devices and functions
- Plan a successful NFV deployment.