Virtualization

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Virtualization is key to network operators’ future success in terms of gaining enough agility to compete with the digital natives. For example, being able to support new business models and turn capacity up and down, as needed, on the fly.

Many network operators are experimenting by building islands of network virtualization. It is crucial that at the same time they look forward to the challenges of orchestration – how they will connect and leverage those islands.

Read this report to understand:

  • The number of service providers that are beginning to roll out NFV and SDN to support commercial services, and why that number is surprising;
  • How service providers are deploying VNFs and some of the concerns in this area;
  • The biggest business, technological and operational inhibitors for NFV; and
  • Practical takeaways for the successful roll-out of NFV and SDN.
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Dawn Bushaus began her career in technology journalism in 1989 at Telephony magazine, which means she’s been writing about networking for a quarter century. (She wishes she didn’t have to admit that because it probably gives you a good idea of how old she really is.) In 1996, Dawn joined a team of journalists to start a McGraw-Hill publication called tele.com, and in 2000, she helped a team at Ziff-Davis launch The Net Economy, where she held senior writing and editing positions. Prior to joining TM Forum, she worked as a freelance analyst for Heavy Reading.

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