Posts about NFV

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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Posted by Prayson Pate on December 05, 2019
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After working on network functions virtualization (NFV) for seven years, I’m happy to see it succeeding in the marketplace. Why has it taken so long, what’s changed, and why do I say it’s winning? The driver for NFV was to bring the power of the cloud to the telco network. Specifically, telcos wanted to be able to leverage the technologies that were enabling rapid growth by the cloud providers (e.g., Amazon, Azure, Google and IBM) and over-the-top players (Netflix, Facebook, etc.), including ...
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Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 09, 2019
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In the past, I was forced to limit the size of my mail folder. Now those days are gone. The relative costs of storage versus manual deleting have changed. Today it’s cheaper to keep information rather than spend the time deleting it and occasionally experiencing issues with lost data. What’s more, it’s now easy to rapidly expand storage and compute capacity by allocating it to resources in the cloud on demand and in real time. All you need is a fast and secure connection to the data center ...

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Posted by Arthur Cole on September 25, 2019
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One of the more significant aspects of the transition to 5G communications is the aggregate network that will backhaul traffic to centralized processing resources. 5G traffic is expected to be substantial, after all, which means it will be necessary to upgrade network infrastructure from the edge to the mainframe and back.

The challenge, however, is in knowing where to boost aggregate bandwidth, and how. It stands to reason that urban areas will likely see more 5G traffic than rural – everything from autonomous cars to smart sneakers. At the same time, many of these new services will require far higher levels of reliability and availability than most mobile network operators (MNOs) are used to, which means equipment at the cell site will have to be increasingly sophisticated, even intelligent, as the market evolves ...

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