Once you have containers in production certain security measures must be put in place to cover network filtering, container inspection, and host security.
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Having your SD-WAN delivered as-a-service helps simply the network and free up IT resources to focus on growth generating opportunities.
In the rush to capitalize on NFV many operators have focused purely on the NFV orchestration, but as they move from trials to production, one key piece is missing — management.
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For a server to be truly dispensable, it should be able to be shut down at will or fail without any noticeable end-user impact.
Moving the security perimeter into the cloud helps companies that are struggling with the budget and talent needed to keep security in-house.
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DoCoMo’s implementation runs on Ericsson-provided OpenStack-based virtualized infrastructure managers and includes VNFs from multiple vendors such as NEC, Nokia, and Fujitsu.
Since ETSI set standards for NFV six years ago, the technology has yet to reach its full potential as operators get stuck on physical limitations.
VNFs that leverage the latest server technology and are architected for high data plane throughput are the best path to building the high-speed, high-capacity networks that 5G will require.
Following the precedent set by other modern technologies in India, SD-WAN will render MPLS obsolete before it even gets a foothold.
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