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How cloud native is your virtual network function?

Steve Gleave | Feb 9, 2017 3:00:47 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) VNF cloud native

At Metaswitch, we believe that virtual network functions must be truly "cloud native" if they are to deliver the benefits promised by network functions virtualization (NFV).  Cloud native is NFV done right.  In contrast, monolithic code ported into virtual machines is, frankly, NFV done wrong.  But would you recognize a cloud native VNF if it jumped you in a dark alley?  Can't a monolithic code port make a good first impression at superficial software cocktail parties?  And is the impact on your business of not knowing enough to make the right choice really that significant? [Spoiler alert: "Yes!"]

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Metaswitch Speeds NFV Time to Market

Steve Gleave | Nov 21, 2016 8:01:57 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)

Through partnerships, ecosystem participation and pre-packaged NFV solutions, Metaswitch is helping service providers accelerate the delivery of services based on network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Cloud-Native VNFs Ease On-boarding Process

Martin Taylor | Nov 16, 2016 12:16:21 PM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)

One of the biggest frustrations that service providers currently have with implementing network functions virtualization (NFV) is on-boarding virtual network functions (VNFs). It’s a common refrain that on-boarding VNFs is very difficult. The reason why this process is proving harder than anyone expected is largely due to the origins of the VNF software – that is, was the VNF originally designed for an appliance or for the cloud?

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Summary lessons from deploying NFV

Steve Gleave | Nov 2, 2016 12:29:07 PM

Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Mobile Infrastructure Industry Trends

Metaswitch has gained a wealth of NFV experience by helping customers take our virtual network functions (VNFs) from proof of concept to lab trials to production networks. Along the way we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and how to overcome unexpected issues as they arise.  

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Metaswitch Brings First Cloud Native IMS Solution to Market with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Metaswitch Networks | Oct 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Press Releases NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)

Virtualization leaders offer carriers an accelerated path to deploy innovative business and consumer communication services with a pre-integrated IMS solution on HPE’s Helion OpenStack platform

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Outtakes in NFV - Talking Clearwater Cloud-Native IMS Core

Simon Dredge | Sep 12, 2016 7:43:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Clearwater Core VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure Industry Trends

Want to know what happens to the video footage left on the cutting room floor, after the professionals have taken all they need... or can handle? Well, we sweep it up and recycle it - naturally! Check out this short outtake reel from a recent Intel interview and learn how Metaswitch is pioneering cloud-native virtualized network functions to deliver on the promise of 5G and IoT. The sentiment is sincere and the proposition genuine but the performance leaves a lot to be desired. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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The IP Multimedia Subsystem Comes of Age

Simon Dredge | Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure

They grow up so fast, don't they? It seems only yesterday that the 3GPP gave birth to the IP Multimedia Subsystem and now we are getting ready to celebrate its Sweet Sixteen and turn it loose on the world.

Of course, way back in (Release) 2000 we didn’t even have a name for it, so we called it “All IP”. Supporting its newly minted acronym, the first IMS specifications were frozen in March 2002 under TS22.228 and promised a world where decoupled signaling and media services were delivered from highly decomposed network functions with well-defined (predominantly SIP-based) reference interfaces, providing modular scalability while eliminating the classic application stovepipes. Back then, each and every stovepipe was dominated by a large vendor who dictated every component in the service chain, often compelling network operators to employ expensive, sub-par, components while frequently forcing them to deploy more than one variant of the same product. Our newborn was going to change the status quo. Take the telecom world by storm.

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From the CEO: Metaswitch Sets the Pace for Rapid Innovation

Martin Lund | Aug 10, 2016 10:47:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) thought leadership NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) hackathon CEO Insights

Innovation is something we all like to talk about in the tech sector. At Metaswitch, we don’t just talk about innovation, we do it every day.

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Metaswitch User Group Elects New Board Members

Carol Daniels | Jul 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Metaswitch Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Support Forum 2016

The Metaswitch User Group elected four new board members and set its agenda for the year during our Forum event in May. For the first time, the group elected an international representative to the board, which reflects the company’s expansion into new markets.

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You'd Love to Have DevOps, But Don’t Know Where to Start!

Ray Mota | Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) DevOps Industry Trends

You are not alone. You are in the same boat as many other telcos. And probably wondering where to start.

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