The communications market is changing rapidly for communication service providers (CSPs), and a host of new technologies are needed to increase bandwidth and agility while cutting costs. To stay profitable in the coming years, CSPs must make use of virtualization strategies as traffic continues to increase and revenues continue to fall. Browse the pages listed below to learn more about the virtualization technologies which Overture uses to help clients generate revenue, reduce capital expenditures, improve operational efficiencies, inject service agility, avoid vendor lock-in, and more.

ENSEMBLE OSA

Ensemble Open Service Architecture (OSA) is the industry’s first carrier-class, analytics-driven orchestration solution for virtualized networks.

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NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the concept of replacing dedicated network appliances with software running on commercial off-the-shelf servers.

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VNF

Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) are software-based network functions, such as routers, switches, firewalls, carrier Ethernet access, and many others.

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SDN

Software-defined networking (SDN) involves separating a network’s control functions from its data forwarding functions, centralizing intelligence for integrated control.

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vCPE

Virtual consumer-premises equipment (vCPE) use general processing platforms to instantiate, configure, and manage functions for consumers remotely without dedicated hardware platforms.

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TELCO BIG DATA ANALYTICS

A CSP’s big data platform collects, filters, and correlates the incoming data into a data reservoir before applying predictive and prescriptive analytics techniques.

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CARRIER ETHERNET 2.0

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is the latest generation of carrier Ethernet-defined networks, a set of network elements that connect to transfer services to all users locally and globally.

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What Is… was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Brian Irish

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