Can applying NFV and SDN principles to a telco organization yield better results?
Software-defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach to designing, building and managing networks. The basic concept is that SDN separates the network’s control (brains) and forwarding (muscle) planes to make it easier to optimize each.
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The never-ending and quixotic quest for the universal networking fabric.
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A collaborative approach from service providers might yield better results than one that seeks to disempower the vendors.
DPDK has extended its reach beyond packet processing and could be a universal API for other acceleration functions needed for effective NFV.
Regardless of size cybersecurity has become a massive source of frustration for organizations all sizes. A greater percentage of IT spending is now being consumed by cybersecurity products and services.
Companies are rebranding their SDN products as SD-WAN, dynamic networking, agile networking, or cloud-native network to avoid being part of the SDN hype.
The analyst firm also predicts that by 2023 more than 90 percent of WAN edge infrastructure initiatives will be based on SD-WAN.
This Research Brief from AvidThink is aimed at providing enterprises and service providers with a view of the challenges in modern networking, and detailed strategies on how to overcome them by laying the right foundation for network automation.
IT organizations complain that the lack of SDN-specific skills among engineers is resulting in a slow transition to virtualization but engineers don’t have much incentive to get those skills.
It's been more than six years since NFV became a reality but for service providers the transformation is far from over.
Some companies argue that providing access to a POP network via cloud gateways is a competitive advantage.
At the SD-WAN Summit 2018 in Paris, one of the more contentious debates was which will come first: next-generation firewall or new SD-WAN capabilities?