Posts about vCPE

You are probably familiar with network functions virtualization (NFV) and its virtual network functions (VNFs) as a means to provide software replacement of dedicated hardware aka physical network functions (PNF). The ETSI NFV ISG has formally described the NFV architecture and its use cases, highlighting the agility and flexibility of software ...
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NETCONF Call Home, or reverse secure socket shell (SSH), is a technique that enables network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) devices to establish a connection to a service provider control systems and protects the virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE), usually deployed behind a cable modem or a firewall ...
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Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a very hot topic. For enterprises, SD-WAN offers a way to cut up-front costs, but it may leave them open to longer-term support costs as well as issues with service assurance. For service providers, SD-WAN represents a threat to their traditional managed virtual private network (VPN) offerings but it also represents an opportunity to extend their reach and provide more flexible enterprise networking solutions ...
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Telco operators see many benefits to network functions virtualization (NFV). In short, the goal is to bring the advantages of the cloud to telco operators. One of the big benefits is the wide array of available support software, including Linux, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Open vSwitch and OpenStack. These software packages provide a base of well-known functionality upon which operators can build innovative new virtualized services ...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) brings the benefits of the cloud to telco operators. One of those benefits is the wide array of support software, including Linux, KVM, OpenStack and Open vSwitch (OVS). These software packages provide a base of well-known functionality upon which operators can build innovative new virtualized services. There are two limitations of this environment: OVS’ packet forwarding performance and its networking capabilities ...
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