Overture is proud to be a founding member of CloudNFV. This initiative has the potential of moving frameworks that include network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN) quickly into every day applications for service providers. It also brings to the forefront questions about what these cloud technologies do and how they work together.

  • What is network functions virtualization?
  • What are software-defined networks?
  • How are these two technologies alike?
  • How do they differ?
  • What’s the benefit of using them together?

Overture’s Chief Technologist Prayson Pate has written extensively on this topic. The following resources offer information from Prayson as well as other key sources that discuss each technology, their differences and their compatibilities.

   Explaining SDN versus NFV – video
   SDN and NFV: What’s the Difference?SDNCentral article
   CloudNFV™ unites the best of cloud computing, SDN and NFV – CloudNFV white paper  
  Overture’s Ensemble Open Service Architecture fits into CloudNFV
  Understand Overture’s role in CloudNFV

Blog posts on Overtones

   CloudNFV and Overture
   Fail Fast – a new Telco Mindset?
   Network Function Virtualization (NFV): the Road Less Travelled - Part 1
   Network Function Virtualization (NFV): the Road less Travelled - Part 2
   Some Recent Collections of SDN and NFV Articles 
   The Value of Open - Revisited

Overture welcomes your questions about SDN and NFV. Please contact us to see how we can help.

CloudNFV + Overture

"Overture has been at the forefront of bringing together the cloud and the metro edge, as their Ensemble OSA launch earlier this year demonstrated. Their Ensemble Service Orchestrator and Network Controller are the first network control architecture that's explicitly designed for metro cloud applications. An optimum deployment of NFV could make NFV hosting the largest consumer of metro cloud data centers and connectivity worldwide. Overture's expertise in Carrier Ethernet coupled with its commitment to developing NFV and SFN solutions in an open, multi-vendor environment makes them a natural and valued founding member of CloudNFV."
Tom Nolle, President CIMI Corp

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