Thanks to cloud computing, networks are experiencing an exponential growth in traffic. Service providers are under immense pressure to meet the demands of end-users and enterprises, and so not surprisingly they are looking towards technologies as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to improve service agility and operational efficiency.
Open source software has become the key ingredient in addressing these challenges. In this article, we will focus on one such open source project, The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), which is a carrier-grade open source reference platform for NFV.
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