Lean NFV says "current NFV efforts are drowning in a quicksand of complexity," and proposes a decoupling of NFV’s core components.
“The path forward is an open platform,” said Adva’s Prayson Pate, adding that an open platform will meet the full-potential of an agile and flexible SD-WAN.
Worldwide revenue for the telco VNF market in 2017 stood at only $2.5 billion.
DoCoMo’s implementation runs on Ericsson-provided OpenStack-based virtualized infrastructure managers and includes VNFs from multiple vendors such as NEC, Nokia, and Fujitsu.
The joint offering enables providers to mix and match SD-WAN components and services, without being tied to a specific hardware.
DT deployed a network data layer using HPE’s shared data environment. The shared layering helps the network handle a large variety of workloads while maintaining agility.
The company’s service delivery platform connects small wireless operators so they can share resources and offer more sophisticated services.
A recent Dell’Oro report found that the prevalence of 5G has triggered strong growth within the NFV market, specifically with cloud native VNFs.
In this eBrief from SDxCentral, we take an in-depth look at some of the issues hindering NFV interoperability.
Newly released SDxCentral 2018 report on the VNF Ecosystem finds SD-WAN and vCPE are top use cases for NFV and the driving force behind service providers virtualizing their networks.
ZTE has its own customized NFVi layer built on OpenStack.
It overlaps with part of the work that OPNFV does.
It provides three ways for enterprises to use Cisco-Viptela.
It's based on Ribbon Communications' SBC software.
FlexWare is available in more than 200 countries.