Posts about Cloud in a Box

Network virtualization is the overarching concept for the move to NFV and telco cloud. This evolution hasn’t been easy. Poor performance, high cost and lack of interoperability have all been impediments. Now we’re seeing breakthroughs that are knocking down yesterday’s barriers. In this blog, I describe some requirements for success in this evolution. I also include some success stories about real-world deployments ...



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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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For communication service providers (CSPs) and cloud operators, being able to access a huge range of support software is one of the key benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV). Software packages, such as Open vSwitch, OpenStack, KVM and Linux, give cloud operators and CSPs a foundation on which to create new services based on virtual network functions (VNFs) ...
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