July 12, 2016

10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled

A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.

The transition toward network functions virtualization (NFV) is in progress and, as with any technology transition, companies are proceeding with caution. The trick is figuring out which anticipated hazards are real, if any of those have already been cleared, and making sure you don't get frozen by hazards you anticipated but which failed to materialize.

Make no mistake, the course ahead is tricky. Evangelists for new technologies can get overly enthusiastic, envisioning everyone at the finish line before anyone has cleared all the technological barriers. And then there are those companies who take off without surveying the course ahead -- they're the ones that bumble into hurdles they could have anticipated if they'd simply prepared better.

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