Posts about vCPE

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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2015 was a big year for network functions virtualization (NFV). In recent months, the technology has made a lot of progress in its journey from the blackboard to real world implementation. We've seen NFV move from theoretical discussion to lab testing and public demonstrations. Now, as it stands ready to take its next step from demo to deployment, here's my forecast for the top five NFV trends in 2016. 1) We’ll See Major Progress in the NFV Technology Lifecycle - Leading communication service providers (CSPs) will start to make more solid commitments to NFV. Those who haven’t already done so will begin to run major projects to explore how NFV can be used to improve network efficiency by reducing hardware diversity and increasing the level of automation. Service providers with existing data centers will favor central hosting of virtualized network functions, while edge NFV will be the entry strategy for CSPs that have focused on connectivity services so far ...


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