Posts about NFV

The network operating system (NOS) is taking on greater significance both in the data center and on carrier-level networks as proprietary platforms are replaced with white box infrastructure. The need for increased flexibility and fully virtualized network stacks all but mandates a clean break between hardware and software as data users become less tolerant of downtime, crimped performance and anything else that interferes with their access to data and services ...

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The power of network functions virtualization (NFV) and universal CPE (uCPE) is openness and choice. But with that choice comes the work of integration and testing. At ADVA, we’re proud to partner with IBM in bringing pre-validated solutions to IBM’s telco and enterprise clients. Now they can get the benefits of choice and the industry’s top suppliers, all orchestrated by IBM’s solutions – and without the headache of assembling components. What does that mean for IBM’s clients in the real world? Let’s take a closer look ...

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The current spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has caused major disruption to supply chains. Manufacturers are shifting production from China to other countries. The situation highlights the risks of a single-source strategy. One bit of good news is that truly open network functions virtualization (NFV) provides a path to reducing risk through the power of choice ...
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Posted by Prayson Pate on December 10, 2019
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With a new year and the start of a new decade only three weeks away, it’s time to look forward. What developments can we expect to see in the world of network function virtualization (NFV) in 2020?

After years of acquisitions in the SD-WAN space, there was a pause in 2019. But the overall churn continued. The biggest news was ADTRAN entering the market with their SD-WAN offering. I think that 2020 will be much more active. There are still too many SD-WAN players, and I predict some will go away – either through acquisitions or fire sales ... 
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