As open source NFV technologies mature, the rate of adoption should soar in 2017.
To foster NFV interoperability, many initiatives have launched to help organizations determine what NFV software is compatible.
Service providers must accurately estimate vCPE processing power if they want to avoid ripping and replacing equipment down the road.
NFV online stores are transforming the way the networking gear is being purchased and distributed.
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.