The turnkey model is designed to help service providers get into NFV without spending years to build their own telco clouds.
Automation and virtualization reduce costs and time to market for new services. And software allows companies to moving to an “everything-as-a-service” business model.
NEC/Netcracker will wrangle myriad vendors of hardware and software along with some open source code.
ONAP adopted AT&T’s process of VNF validation.
It controls others’ IP and optical SDN controllers.
It takes some of the risk out of NFV for service providers.
Who gets the blame when NFV fails?
Physical and virtual networks will have to mix, somehow.
NetCracker is leading the pack, one analyst says.
The Agile Virtual Platform offers NFV as a service.
An earthquake first propelled the operator to virtualize.
If you aren't virtualizing your network, you are missing the boat.
FireEye ought to get bought; Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent's big day looms; SAP joins the cloud crowd.
The residential vCPE shows its prowess at provisioning Layer 2 services and firewalls.
The NEC subsidiary gives Telefónica a hand with SDN and NFV.