It’s important for operators to remember that not all open software is created equal.
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.
A new HPE Virtual Headend White Paper makes a case for virtualizing and orchestrating the video headend in regards to competitive advantage.
The operator got fed up with separate NFV management for different equipment.
Read the full version of the Nokia NFV VNF Report Webinar Q&A: Nokia Cloud Native for Fully Digitized Businesses here.
The goal is to transform the telco network into a cloud-centric platform.
Virtualization makes repairs easier but does not eliminate labor costs.
Nike used VMware Integrated OpenStack in conjunction with NSX to deploy applications in minutes.
AT&T buys Brocade's Vyatta assets; Cisco puts more focus on 'Meraki-fying' its software business.
Moving to telco cloud positions allow CSPs to participate in the hyper-connected world, today and in the years ahead.
AT&T said XGS-PON is less expensive than Verizon's optical plans.
The two companies are demonstrating multi-access edge computing in Shanghai this week.
CENX recently snagged an NFV assurance deal with Verizon and joined ETSI's OSM project.
New revenue streams from services like video are behind the 5G push.
Verizon announces Hosted Network Services for enterprises.
Read the full Netcracker 2017 NFV MANO Report Webinar Q&A: Service Automation is the Operational Goal of SDN/NFV here.