Mega NFV Report Part 1: MANO and NFVI
March 30, 2016
The 2016 Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) MANO and NFVI Report gives you a full update into the trends and progress of the NFV market. Since our report in 2015, the NFV market is progressing, with operator deployments beginning in earnest. Their primary goal is to create new revenue-generating services on an open, interoperable NFV platform.
The hallmark of NFV is that it can deliver network functionality via software running on industry-standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. The main advantages are that it can provide networking needs of a service provider or enterprises’ application on standard server and storage infrastructures. New services do not require new hardware infrastructure – simply software installation.
NFV decouples network services from the hardware that delivers them. As a result, functions, such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), and even complete suites like EPC (Evolved Packet Core) services can be delivered in software and deployed on general purpose appliances. This gives organizations a lot more flexibility in the way they design, deploy and manage their network services.
(The above is the introduction to this analyst report, which includes a profile of Telco Systems’ virtualization device.)
For more information on this analyst report, please click here.