Latest NFV publications

How network re-architecting is opening a new era of intelligent services

Tao Wenqiang, Chief Planning Engineer at ZTE, discusses the new networking trends ushering a transformation revolution in the telecom industry The age of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is upon us, and by 2020, everything will be on its way to being digitalised. IoE will radically change the way people live and work, inspiring operators to… Read More

Verizon partners with Cisco for cloud-based VNF

Verizon has announced that it will now offer Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) through Cisco’s Virtual Managed Services. The introduction of VNF services is expected to provide Verizon customers with faster business processes and more efficient use of technology resources. Enterprises will have access to cloud-based versions of all services offered through the Verizon SD-WAN, with… Read More

Why reconsidering our approach to networking is crucial to cloud success

Scott Sneddon, Senior Director of SDN and Virtualisation at Juniper Networks, examines the networking challenges and opportunities presented by emerging cloud technologies… The emergence of cloud technologies, virtualization, containers and the Internet of Things (IoT), have brought with them unique architectural challenges. Enterprises are running application workloads across many kinds of private and public clouds, while… Read More

What NFV and SDN can do for intercloud applications

In the new research paper entitled ZeroTouch Provisioning (ZTP) Model and Infrastructure Components for Multi-provider Cloud Services Provisioning, researchers from Amsterdam, Macedonia and the Netherlands address the problem of provisioning inter-cloud network connectivity by adding SDN-based network provisioning to the model. Zero Touch Provisioning, Operation and Management (ZTP or ZTPOM) has been used for fast… Read More

Huawei to deploy NB-IoT to full market early 2017

Chinese tech multinational Huawei has announced that it will commercialise its Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) framework and technologies early in 2017, including the release of its System On a Chip (SoC) commercial processor, Boudica. The Shenzhen-based company announced the wider-launch of the much-trialled offering, which has had a limited release this year, at the… Read More