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NFV Interoperability Testing Needs to Accelerate

Many service providers have deployed network function virtualization (NFV) software but few have the tools in place to orchestrate and manage NFV software from multiple vendors. To foster interoperability, a series of initiatives and services have been launched to help organizations determine what ...
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Top 3 NFV & SDN Open Source Trends in 2016

The first few years of open source work on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) were defined by some nebulous goals. But this year, three clear trends emerged from the haze. First, the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) became really...
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Trends in High Performance NFV

It’s clear that in the service provider space, using a standard cloud platform to deliver carrier-class applications may not be sufficient. Service provider applications such as virtual private networks (VPNs), VoIP, and other virtual network functions (VNFs) can’t always be delivered by a best-...
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Carriers Embrace Trial & Error Approach as NFV Becomes Real

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Telcos kicked off the SDN World Congress here with boasts about how un-telco-like they’ve become, influenced by software-defined infrastructure and the world of virtualization. Specifically, they’re starting to adopt software’s “agile” philosophy by being willing to proceed...
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ETSI Releases Its Open Source MANO Software Stack

ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) group today announced Release ONE, the first code out of the NFV management and orchestration (MANO) project. ETSI touts that OSM can natively support VIMs from VMware and OpenStack and can also support various software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. It can also...
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OPNFV Begins Its Colorado Trail

OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third Software Release.) This latest release continues the river theme but is sensibly named Colorado: It has other advantages as well,...
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VMware Is Getting Serious About Telcos & NFV

VMware is amassing its telco-knowledgeable talent in an effort to boost its profile in network functions virtualization (NFV). VMware also hopes to contribute to open source efforts. The company plans to demonstrate some extensions toOpen Source MANO (OSM) at that group’s October meeting in Santa...
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How Hardware Can Boost NFV Adoption

Hardware acceleration can boost adoption of network function virtualization (NFV) technology by providing a more powerful platform. These days there’s clearly a massive amount of interest in all things relating to network function virtualization (NFV). But based on historical trends, the adoption...
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Hardware Acceleration Teams Up with Software

New networking approaches such as SDN and NFV will require a balance between hardware and software.  Like far too many things in this world, enterprise networking seems to bounce between two extremes. One year, hardware acceleration is all the rage. The next, a software-only approach seeks to...
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Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality

Some operators are progressing from network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) trials to the launching of commercial services, according to a new report from Current Analysis. While some of those commercial services are at the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM...
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