Network Functions Virtualization Articles

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: iPhotonix, Openet, Telco Systems
The Asia Pacific region and standards were at the epicenter of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking news this week. - 05/23/2015

Asia-Pacific Carrier Picks Telco Systems to Migrate to Carrier Ethernet 2.0
Telco Systems, a provider of SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet and MPLS edge networking, has announced a tier-1 carrier in the Asia-Pacific region has chosen the company to migrate to Carrier Ethernet 2.0. - 05/21/2015

NTT's SI Business to Resell Openet Solution in Japan
Japanese systems integrator NTT Advanced Technology Corp. will resell the business support systems solutions of Openet, the companies announced this week. - 05/20/2015

Sckipio, iPhotonix Partner
Telecommunications equipment companies iPhotonix and Sckipio Technologies have joined forces to allow for simple deployment and management of distribution point unit devices by telcos. This relationship involves ensuring interoperability betwe… - 05/20/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Cyan, NetCracker, Telstra
Cyan, NetCracker, and Telstra all made announcements this week in the network functions virtualization and/or software-defined networking arena. - 05/16/2015

NetCracker 10 Features Built-in Big Data Analytics
Billing and support systems company NetCracker Technology today unveiled version 10 of its platform. New with this iteration is big data analytics functionality that can be used across all domains of the solution. - 05/14/2015

Barracuda Releases New Load Balancer Fast Distribution Controller
An important aspect of multi-computer processing, especially with the onset of software-defined networking, is the element of load balancing. These tools allow for the distribution of workloads across many different processors which can optimize the … - 05/13/2015

Cyan Expands Blue Orbit Ecosystem
Ecosystems where various partner companies come together to integrate and validate solutions have made it very important for service providers to become more software-centric. As a result, in recent months we've seen everybody and their brother annou… - 05/13/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Ciena, HP, InterCloud
Ciena's planned $400 million acquisition of Cyan was probably the biggest news of the week in the network functions virtualization and software-defined networking space. This week also saw HP and InterCloud Systems introduce new NFV products, several… - 05/09/2015

HP Unveils a Flurry of NFV Solutions
Communications service providers, which have been working on network functions virtualization for a few years now, are beginning to move from proof-of-concept to actual implementation stage. CSP suppliers like HP are cranking out new and updated NFV … - 05/07/2015

Applied Micro, ARM & Netzyn Partner on vSTB
You are probably already aware that virtualization has taken off in a big way in the data center, and that network operators like the telcos are now looking to deploy network functionality such as evolved packet cores, session border controllers, and… - 05/06/2015

InterCloud Introduces NFV Orchestration Solution
InterCloud Systems Inc. this week launched an orchestration solution called NFVGrid. - 05/06/2015

Ensuring High Availability and Resiliency in OpenStack for NFV
For telcos, High Availability and Network Resiliency are non-negotiable. The reputation of a telco rests on its ability to reliably connect calls and transfer data. If the network goes down, even just for a few seconds, millions of people can be affe… - 05/05/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Alcatel-Lucent, NetNumber, Verizon
This week saw Verizon announce its SDN vendors, Infonetics Research come out with a study on cloud-based security services, and NetNumber provide education on how it can help carriers transition to IP services. - 05/02/2015

Cloud-Based Security Services Are on the Rise & NFV and SDN Will Add Further Lift
The global cloud security services market was valued at $7.2 billion last year, an increase of 13.5 percent from 2013, according to Infonetics Research. Going forward, the firm says, carrier adoption of network functions virtualization and software-d… - 05/01/2015

The Cool Continues: Gartner Adds NetNumber to 'Cool Vendor' Roster
Recently we spotted a move from Gartner to offer up lists of "cool vendors," or those vendors that catch Gartner's interest due to a particular technology being offered or a new solution to a problem. The recent move had OnSIP landing one of these ra… - 04/29/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Avaya, Avni, Telstra
There was a flurry of new product releases this week in the NFV and SDN Zone. - 04/25/2015

ECI Telecom Readies SDN Cybersecurity Solution for Launch
The cybersecurity solution ECI Telecom announced last year has arrived, the company announced, explaining it will be ready for proof of concept work very soon. With the ability to work in multivendor environments, the new offering can secure layers 1… - 04/23/2015

ADVA Optical Networking Continues Support for NFV Technology by Joining OPNFV
ADVA Optical Networking, a telecommunications equipment vendor providing networking equipment for voice, data, storage and video services, has officially joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV). OPNFV is a relatively new open source project that aim… - 04/15/2015

Wheelings & Dealings: Docker Garners $95 Million
Docker Inc., which is making big waves in the hot new area of virtualization, today revealed it raised $95 million in additional funding via its Series D round. - 04/14/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: AT&T, Brocade, ONOS Project
Scalability was a key them in the SDN Zone this week. AT&T expanded its SDN-based Network on Demand services to new markets, and the new release of an operating system called Blackbird focuses on scalability, as does a posting from one of our guest c… - 04/11/2015

Sigma Systems Joins ETSI NFV Group
Sigma Systems is now part of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute group that got the network functions virtualization ball rolling a few years ago. NFV has since snowballed into one of the leading new technologies in communications net… - 03/30/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Accedian, Oracle, Orange
This week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking saw Accedian Networks introduce a new NFV solution, Intel and Oracle collaborate on orchestration, and Orange Business Services ready for an SDN-based SMB self-provisioning… - 03/28/2015

Accedian Unveils SkyLIGHT VCX
Accedian Networks has come out with a network functions virtualization solution that uses what the company calls "bite-sized" programmable hardware modules. Called SkyLIGHT VCX, it delivers the performance of appliances within hardware modules that a… - 03/26/2015

Oracle Communications Collaborates with Intel, Showing End-to-End Service and Network Function Orchestration
The transitioning by service providers from appliance-based network functions to a virtualized, software-based model, aka network function virtualization (NFV) is picking up steam. The reasons are simple in theory, but as with so much of transforming… - 03/26/2015

EZchip Works on Multicore Processors for NFV
EZchip, which is best known for providing Ethernet chips used in gear from leading network equipment vendors like Cisco Systems and Juniper, is jumping on the network functions virtualization bandwagon. The company last month revealed it is working t… - 03/25/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Cyan, Ethernity, Qosmos
The week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking saw Orange Business Services launch an SDN pilot test aimed at small and medium businesses, Ethernity Networks demonstrate its solution at an event in Paris, and Qosmos join… - 03/21/2015

Ethernity ACE-NIC Accelerates NFV-Based CPE, EPC Solutions
Ethernity Networks Ltd. is demonstrating its new OpenFlow-enabled hardware acceleration network interface card this week at the 2015 NFV & SDN Summit in Paris. The solution is for use in network functions virtualization-based products such as virtual… - 03/16/2015

Emerging Technologies and New Business Models Hold Key to Channel Success in the Middle East
The Middle East channel is evolving. We are seeing some of the Pan-European distributors coming to the region. We are also seeing some acquisitions taking place, with large distributors from within and outside the region acquiring smaller distributor… - 03/16/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: iPhotonix, Masergy, Pacnet
Customer self-service was the phrase of the week in the NFV & SDN Zone. - 03/14/2015

Cisco, Microsoft Extend Cloud Integration Effort
The companies this week announced the launch of Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform. This solution combines Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure with the Windows Azure Pack. - 03/13/2015

Alianza Presents Cloud Voice Platform
Voice services wholesaler Alianza is promoting its Cloud Voice Platform, which aims to make the migration from legacy to cloud solutions more seamless. Alianza, which won INTERNET TELEPHONY's Carrier Cloud Voice provider of the year for 2014, promote… - 03/12/2015

Pacnet Introduces NFV-Based Optical Networking Self Provisioning
Asia-Pacific undersea network provider Pacnet this week announced that it now provides its carrier customers with the ability to provision their own optical services at up to 100G. This capability is possible due to new network functions virtualizati… - 03/11/2015

Optical Outfit Buys Netsocket
Fiber-to-the-home infrastructure provider iPhotonix has purchased Netsocket to forward its network functions virtualization strategy, the company announced today. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. - 03/10/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Docker, Ericsson, NTT DoCoMo, Qosmos
The biggest news in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking this week was the forward momentum of Docker-which this week announced that it is buying SocketPlane-and carrier commentary about NFV and SDN out of this week's enor… - 03/07/2015

Docker Forwards Linux Container Strategy with SocketPlane Acquisition
Docker is buying a very small, very new startup called SocketPlane in an effort to add momentum to its already promising Linux container strategy. The value of the deal was not disclosed. - 03/05/2015

NTT DoCoMo Picks Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC for Commercial NFV Deployment
NTT DoCoMo this week announced it has tapped Ericsson to provide it with the Cloud Execution Environment and Cloud Manager for its network functions virtualization efforts. The service provider is also working with Fujitsu and NEC on commercial deplo… - 03/03/2015

Cobham Wireless Demos LTE-A and NFV-based Testing Solutions
The part of Cobham that was formerly Aeroflex is at Mobile World Congress this week demonstrating its 4G LTE-A test solution, network functions virtualization validation, and new algorithms for a 5G air interface. - 03/03/2015

Qosmos Joins OPNFV, Continues to Promote Service Chaining
OPNFV, an industry group that came together to create and build on an open source reference platform for network functions virtualization, got a new recruit in the form of Qosmos-a deep packet inspection solutions provider. - 03/03/2015

AGNITY App Server, Conferencing App Now Preintegrated on Radisys vMRF
AGNITY's virtualized Communications Application Server and Multi Media Conferencing application now come preintegrated on the MediaEngine virtualized Media Resource Function from Radisys. The companies are demonstrating the joint solution this week a… - 03/02/2015

Wheelings & DEalings: Brocade Nets vEPC Supplier Connectem
In yet another move to help keep it at the epicenter of the industry-shaking move to network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Brocade today announced plans to buy virtual evolved packet core business Connectem. The value of t… - 03/02/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: ADVA, CENX, Ericsson, NEC
Next week is sure to be a big one for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, given Mobile World Congress takes place the first week of March. But several suppliers went ahead this week and announced planned demonstrations, … - 02/28/2015

Active Broadband Networks Takes Broadband Edge Processing Virtual
Active Broadband Networks has introduced a software-only forwarding engine for broadband edge processing. Called the Active Programmable Gateway, this virtual network function solution eliminates the need for edge routers, instead enabling broadband … - 02/24/2015

Tufin to Release Updated Version of Orchestration Suite Security Solution
Tufin recently announced that a new release of its Orchestration Suite, version R 15-1, would become available in March. The latest version of the product will be able to implement security policy across disparate networks and cloud environments. - 02/24/2015

ADVA Optical Networking to Showcase Advantages of Virtualization in Radio Access Backhaul Networks
More information about ADVA Optical Networking's technology can be found at the company's live demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2015, taking place Mar 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. - 02/24/2015

Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core, Mobile Client Systems to Drive Interop's Voice Offerings
The growth of voice technologies like voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and voice over LTE (VoLTE) are well-known these days, and advancements in the field give users a better chance to take on the benefits of these new technologies. Interop Technologies, me… - 02/23/2015

Artesyn Embedded Technologies Brings Out Centellis OCP
Granted, for a lot of people out there, hearing the TLA (three-letter acronym) OCP brings to mind images of corporations unleashing horrible things on Detroit, but this time around, OCP has a whole new meaning thanks to Artesyn Embedded Technologies,… - 02/19/2015

ConteXtream: NFV Creates One of the Biggest Needs for SDN
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking are without a doubt two of the hottest trends in networking today. ConteXtream co-founder Sharon Barkai was at last month's ITEXPO Miami offering his perspective on these important tech… - 02/17/2015

SDN, NFV and Ethernet Fabrics -Three Cornerstones of The New IP
According to research analyst International Data Corporation (IDC) the ICT industry is undergoing accelerating transition to the 3rd Platform for innovation and growth. The first platform was the mainframe computer. From there we transitioned to the … - 02/17/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Ericsson, PacketFront, Talari
This week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking brought a cornucopia of news, including a big deal, new product news, and some interesting statements and positioning from vendors in this space indicating the potential fo… - 02/14/2015

Telecom Vendors Promote Alternatives to OpenFlow, OpenStack for NFV, SDN
OpenFlow and OpenStack are coming under fire by some telecom network equipment suppliers who say the technologies are not the answer for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking implementations by communications service provid… - 02/10/2015

Dialogic Talks WebRTC, NFV at ITEXPO
Dialogic is a company well-known in the industry for providing application developers and service providers with better performance and enabling communications media processing. - 02/10/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: OneAccess, Ericsson, OpenDaylight
Two of the largest emerging regions in the world are China and India. Both countries have been building out their LTE networks, which in turn has led to a lot of development in these areas. Many companies have begun to take an interest and are beginn… - 02/07/2015

OneAccess Tells NFV Story
When introducing new solutions to service providers like the telcos, which tend to be rather slow moving and have invested richly in their existing infrastructure and back office systems, it's a good idea to lay out migration paths that show how they… - 02/05/2015

Ericsson Looking at Three Year Restructuring Project
Ericsson has long been one of the top companies in the world but it is only just recently realized that the future of the company doesn't lie in North America but rather India, China and the EMEA. Technologies like SDN and NFV are becoming bigger and… - 02/03/2015

Kontron Adds to SymKloud Line, Adds PaaS Solution for ISV Validation
Kontron has come out with a new version of its SymKloud, as well as a related platform-as-a-service environment targeted at independent software vendors that want to use the technology to validate the performance of their applications. - 02/02/2015

Radisys Announces Release of TDE-1000 Load Balancer
The latest announcement from Radisys states one of the common problems with data plane applications. It says they must first understand and classify packet flows inside networks and that this often requires deep packet inspection or load balancing ha… - 02/02/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Net Neutrality, Dialogic, Global Capacity
This seems to be the week to discuss net neutrality. Is it possible to continue ensuring service quality amid all the discussions and speculation concerning net neutrality? Global Capacity and Saisei are two companies that feel the way is through ser… - 01/31/2015

Overture Announces Ensemble Service Intelligence Solution for NFV Environments
Overture has expanded its Ensemble Open Services Architecture (OSA) with the new Ensemble Service Intelligence offering. The solution provides analytics and big data technologies for gleaning actionable intelligence of service orchestration. - 01/30/2015

NTT America Shows ITEXPO 2015 The Power of ICT Solutions
Information and communications technology (ICT) services are a major part of everyday life, particularly when it comes to work. Considering how many fields fall under this broad umbrella term, it's hard to even consider an environment in which these … - 01/29/2015

Dialogic Predicts 2015 Tech Trends
While some industry analysts might still be consulting the magic 8 ball when it comes to 2015 technology predictions, Dialogic is already hedging its bets on the bleeding-edge technologies that will revolutionize the sector. Tim Moynihan, Vice Presid… - 01/27/2015

Can Net Neutrality be a Win/Win Scenario? Saisei is a Company That Believes it Can
We have heard a lot of discussions lately about net neutrality. Network neutrality is the idea that one's cellular, cable, or phone Internet connection should treat all websites and services the same. The problem is that big companies such as AT&T, V… - 01/27/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Software Telco Congress, Tektronix, Bell Labs
Network functions virtualization has become a clarion call for carriers, and its call to action is expected to grow stronger in 2015. - 01/24/2015

New Version of Bell Labs Energy Tool Addresses Apps, NFV, SDN
Bell Labs has come out with the second iteration of its G.W.A.T.T. energy gauging tool, which made its initial debut last April. This new version lets carrier know how new technologies like network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined … - 01/21/2015

Mobile World Congress 2015: NFV's Time to Shine
Mobile World Congress 2015 to highlight Network Functions Virtualization(NFV)move from trials to implementation. - 01/19/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: F5 Networks, Mavenir, Software Telco Congress
This week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking saw Mavenir buy Ulticom, and F5 Networks reveal the findings of its survey on business applications and their relationship to NFV and SDN. Meanwhile, TMC and those interest… - 01/17/2015

Wheelings & Dealings: Mavenir's Purchase of Ulticom Signals LTE's Growing Diameter Demands
In a move to help its telecom carrier customers better address growth in mobile data traffic and VoLTE deployments, Mavenir Systems this week announced plans to buy Ulticom for a reported $20 million. The deal is expected to close this month. - 01/15/2015

NFV & SDN Week in Review: DigitalRoute, Logicalis, Metaswitch, Sonus
In what may be the biggest SDN-related news of the week, Sonus Networks yesterday announced it has acquired the software-defined networking assets of Treq Labs Inc. for about $10.1 million. - 01/10/2015

InfoVista's Five Step Model Gets Communications Service Providers Ready for SDN and NFV
Two major technologies that have had a lot of impact on the field of communications as we know it are network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). While much has been made of how these technologies work, and the kind o… - 01/08/2015

Influence of NFV on the Future of Network Monitoring
Network performance monitoring providers are experiencing pricing pressures from end-users and, thus, are seeking alternative ways to improve their offerings. As the network infrastructure is becoming more dynamic and increasingly virtualized than be… - 01/08/2015

2015: A Year of OSS Transformation, NFV Liftoff in Carrier Networks
Operational support systems will be transformed and network functions virtualization will achieve initial liftoff in communications service provider networks this year, according to Lars Mansson, senior director of product management and strategy for… - 01/07/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Array Networks, IDC, Infonetics, OPNFV Project
There was a flurry of new this week in the network functions virtualization and software-defined networking arena. That included the introduction of yet another industry consortium addressing NFV, the publication of a new report on the platform marke… - 12/20/2014

AT&T Exec: 75 Percent of Our Network Will Be Virtualized by 2020
AT&T says it will kick virtualization efforts into high gear in 2015 with 75 percent goal for 2020. - 12/19/2014

ADC Vendor Array Networks Helps Launch OPNFV Project
There are so many industry groups forming around network functions virtualization and software-defined networking these days, sometimes it's hard to keep track of all of them. The latest entry to the list is the OPNFV Project. And Array Networks Inc.… - 12/17/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Fortinet, InterCloud, Juniper, OneAccess
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking remained in the white-hot spotlight on the networking stage throughout 2014. That would seem to bode well for NFV and SDN in 2015. But the CMO of OneAccess indicates there's a storm bre… - 12/13/2014

NFV: Time to Get Back to (Virtual) Reality, for the Sake of Operators
NFV has been voraciously hyped and with good reason; there is much to get excited about. The potential benefits to operators and communication service providers (CSPs) of enabling a virtualized and service oriented network environment are vast: incre… - 12/09/2014

Red Hat and Huawei Team on OpenStack NFV Solutions for CSPs
Promotion of network functions virtualization (NFV) for cloud environments is the focus of a new global partnership between Huawei and Red Hat. The companies are working together to foster OpenStack-based cloud deployments and accelerate collaboratio… - 12/08/2014

Choosing Agility over Performance: Networking Strategies for Future Business Needs
The networks in use 10 years ago weren't so different from those we use today, which is surprising given that the performance we expect from them now is exponentially greater than in the past. Whereas the IT manager's greatest challenge was once conn… - 12/08/2014

InterCloud, Juniper Demo Benefits of NFV
The move to software-centric solutions isn't the only important recent change at Juniper Networks. The company's CEO resigned unexpectedly last month. Shaygan Kheradpir, who in addition to holding the CEO post had also been a director at Juniper, was… - 12/08/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Artesyn, DataCore, HP, Intel, JDSU, KEMP, Saisei
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking continued to gain momentum this week, with new contracts, new partnerships, and new solutions being unveiled. Also this week, a research firm that had earlier cautioned the move to SDN … - 12/06/2014

6WIND Demos Virtual Accelerator Running on HP Gear
6WIND this week at HP Discover in Barcelona demonstrated its Virtual Accelerator operating at 240gbps wire speed. It was on an HP server running an IP Router Virtual Machine. - 12/05/2014

ADC, Load Balancing Company KEMP Comes Aboard the Intel Ecosystem
The Intel Network Builders Ecosystem continues to expand. The newest member of the pack is load balancer software company KEMP Technologies. - 12/03/2014

Artesyn's Centellis 8840 Amps Up Hardware Support for NFV, SDN
One of the key benefits of moving to new and more software-centric models leveraging network functions virtualization and software-defined networking is to enable network operators to run things on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. But some applicat… - 12/03/2014

JDSU Puts NFV, SDN to the Test
JDSU is addressing the move to virtualized computing environments with the introduction of a new solution called TrueSpeed VNF. The TrueSpeed VNF software can be deployed anywhere in the network to help service providers resolve customer complaints r… - 12/03/2014

NetNumber Joins ETSI NFV Group
The ETSI NFV Industry Group that got the whole network functions virtualization ball rolling has a new member. NetNumber today announced it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute group. - 12/02/2014

ZTE Joins OPNFV as Platinum Member
The Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization, OPNFV, is a new, open-source reference platform where developers interested in the proliferation of NFV can gather to contribute information to standards that seek to ensure open-source component… - 11/24/2014

Operators will Increase Service Intelligence with Radware's NFV-capable ADC to Portfolio
The ebb and flow of traffic patterns - whether predictable or not - has created a software-first mentality with data center and networking infrastructure - the NFV era, so to speak - where the ability to capitalize on virtualization allows operators … - 11/24/2014

Dorado Supports NFV MANO in Redcell Service Management Suite
The new NFV management and orchestration capabilities, which Dorado refers to as MANO, allow Redcell to also manage NFV-defined virtual network functions and software-defined networking capabilities. That means service providers can manage both physi… - 11/24/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Extreme Networks, MEF, Radisys, Vitesse, Wedge
The impending convergence of carrier Ethernet with network functions virtualization, software-defined networking, and some new thing called lifecycle service orchestration will create what Metro Ethernet Focus President Nan Chen this week was promoti… - 11/22/2014

Lawrence Livermore Lab Evaluates New HPC Cluster
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., Cirrascale, and Red Hat have joined forces to provide a high-performance computing cluster to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. - 11/21/2014

Could Cloud Network Defense Mean a New Source of Security?
Security, these days, is perhaps one of the-some might even say the-most important functions that anyone who deals with computers, regardless of size or purpose, can undertake. As such, there are plenty of options to bring to the table when it comes … - 11/21/2014

Does Carrier Ethernet + Internet = The Third Network?
LSO is a whole other concept, addressing the headaches and disconnects between SDN, NFV, and the bane of many a service provider, the Operation Support System (OSS) and Billing Support System (BSS) components. It encompasses the areas of fulfillment,… - 11/21/2014

Mahindra Comviva Taps Radisys
Mahindra Comviva is using Radisys Corp.'s T-40 Series Ultra Platform. The former company is leveraging the technology in its Mobile Data Platform, which provides policy control enforcement, policy charging and rules, and mobile Internet gateway funct… - 11/17/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Corsa, Dell'Oro, Juniper
Things just keep getting more interesting for the routing and switch vendors as they continue their moves to capture market share in the new software-centric, virtualized world. That seems to be especially accurate for Brocade, HP, and Juniper Networ… - 11/15/2014

New Dell'Oro Group Study Offers Five-Year Outlook on NFV
Network functions virtualization is a hot new technology that the tier 1 telcos are embracing to enable them to benefit from industry-standard hardware rather than more costly appliances, and to move to more flexible and software-centric architecture… - 11/13/2014

HP, Nokia Partner on NFV
HP and Nokia Networks have joined forces to deliver a telco cloud solution that aligns with the principles laid out by the ETSI network functions virtualization group that got the NFV ball rolling. - 11/12/2014

SDN and NFV to Drive Huge Growth in Virtual Security Appliances
There's been quite a bit of growth lately in both software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), mostly because these are comparatively new technologies that are starting to find a place in the overall ecosystem. But on… - 11/11/2014

New Report Delves into the World of Carrier NFV, SDN
New research from offers a lay of the network functions virtualization and software-defined networking land - providing details on infrastructure provider and telco strategies on this front, an examination of key ecosystems, and a… - 11/11/2014

Time to Rethink SDN and NFV Performance
Virtualization-aware appliances provide the bridge between the networks of today and the software-based models of the future. The real-time insight provided by virtualization- aware appliances using analysis acceleration enables event-driven automati… - 11/10/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Brocade, Juniper, Midokura
It was a busy and exciting week in the world of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, populated with news that included yet another move by Brocade to poach engineering talent from its rivals, and an open source challenge … - 11/08/2014