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Network Functions Virtualization is Poised to Drive Innovation and Change in the Metro Service Edge

Apr 21, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Overture Mark DurrettCommunications service providers (CSPs) have begun actively evaluating network functions virtualization, or NFV, as a way to reduce costs and accelerate service innovation.  NFV represents a bold step towards software-defined services and programmable networks, and one that will impact all aspects of the communications industry for years to come.

NOTE: This article originally appeared under the title of "Network Functions Virtualization - it's Here" in OSP Magazine.

What Does Orchestration Mean for NFV?

Oct 7, 2013 by Prayson Pate

The term “orchestration” is used frequently in discussions about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  What does orchestration mean for the cloud data center?  What additional requirements are imposed by NFV?