Providers like Telefonica rely on the product to maintain network visibility.
Network Functions Virtualization
Network functions Virtualization (NFV) offers a new way to design, deploy and manage networking services. NFV decouples the network functions, such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), caching, etc., from proprietary hardware appliances, so they can run in software.
SDxCentral's experts continually curate a collection of NFV articles, white papers, videos and other resources to make it easier for members to learn about the concept, use cases and technology.
SDxCentral's Network Functions Virtualization Report provides a great reference resource on the key capabilities to look for in NFV components and solutions and what different NFV companies are offering.
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49% of respondents will consider open-source MANO when it's more mature.
The service launch builds on the past deal with Ciena Blue Planet.
Connectivity options now include support for other providers.
AT&T expects to surpass its previous 75% SDN control target before 2020.
As metropolitan populations keep growing — can networks keep up?
Past virtualization investments are helping AT&T hit 55% network virtualization by year-end.
The Digital Maturity Model application takes five metrics into account.
Analytics is an essential element of the transformation to SDN.
With machine learning, big data, cloud, and NFV initiatives invading the data center, there are implications for data center networking performance.
North America is set to lead initial NFV spend.
NFV viewed as key in support of 5G agility.
Verizon is already using the orchestrator.