There is a growing recognition from B2B operators, and in particular from the MEF membership, that they need to modernize operations for delivering network connectivity services to reap the benefits offered by SDN and NFV.
As cloud technologies revolutionize the business model of enterprise computing, the telecommunications industry is leveraging the potential of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as a telco flavor of network cloud computing. However, the move to a cloud business model is complex for communications.
CSPs can infuse a high degree of intelligence through business and technology rules that govern workloads and decisions based on key metrics and measurements.
Small, midsize, and large communications service providers (CSPs) are looking for ways to better personalize and monetize the services they offer. But sophisticated policy management capabilities have historically required large investments in hardware and were comparatively bulky—until now.
The ultimate goal of network function virtualization (NFV) is to support a communications world that operates with a more cost-effective and agile infrastructure.