NFV interoperability is stalled and may be causing operators to forego deploying NFV.
It may soon be unnecessary to backhaul traffic to the data center.
NFV popularity is forcing more companies to make MANO a higher priority so they can combat virtual server sprawl.
While cloud computing represents a significant advance, it's really the network edge computing phenomenon that will transform the digital end user experience.
Soon it will be difficult to tell where one cloud begins and another one ends.
While software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) don’t necessarily require each other to add value to an enterprise, they are collectively being joined at the proverbial hip.
Amazon Web Services illustrates the growing importance of offloading network services from servers using NICs.
For as long as any of us can remember, fulfillment and assurance were two independent processes, mostly because they were conceived, operated and purchased by separate departments.
The rise of IT automation frameworks will force companies to rethink who in the IT organization will ultimately be responsible for networking.
The NV market continues to grow and evolve, supporting many different technologies and vendor platforms as customers look for the right mix.
It’s becoming clear that a smarter NIC will be crucial to white boxes built for NFV and SDN applications.
Advanced networking technologies for OpenStack could optimize the cloud environment for service providers – as well as enterprise.
OpenStack is becoming the de facto standard for infrastructure orchestration for NFV deployment by leading Communications Service Providers (CSPs).
The industry seeks to address interoperability among network virtualization (NV) implementations, but getting networking vendors to work together remains a challenge.
Industry growth is being hampered by a lack of IT professionals who have the skills required to deploy network virtualization (NV) and software-defined networking (SDN) in the enterprise.