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What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) cloud native

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the concept of developing and deploying independent network components as pure software elements running in standardized virtualized network infrastructure. Whether chained together to form complete services or operating autonomously, these components should be automatically instantiated, scaled-out and killed as required. Read More

The steps to cloud native

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) virtualization Containers cloud native

Metaswitch is the first company to deliver a complete VoLTE solution built from stratch using cloud native software techniques and employing microservices methodologies. Only cloud native virtualized network functions can be deployed entirely within highly orchestrated lightweight Container clusters to deliver on the promise of cost-effective, agile, elastic and resilient NFV service infrastructures and applications.

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NFV Report Metaswitch VoLTE Excerpt

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) VoLTE cloud native

Only cloud native virtualized network functions running within highly orchestrated container clusters can deliver on the promise of cost-effective, agile, elastic and resilient service infrastructures and applications. Metaswitch delivers the only complete VoLTE solution built from the ground up using cloud native microservices methodologies and deployable within public, private or hybrid cloud environments.

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The application of cloud native design principles to network functions virtualization

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) White papers SDN (Software Defined Networking) cloud native

Network Functions Virtualization is at the heart of the most fundamental transformation ever undertaken by the communications services industry, with profound impacts on technology planning, network engineering, operations and procurement.   And despite the enormous upheaval that NFV brings to their business, virtually every network operator in the world today accepts its vital importance to their future, and many have already made great progress in their transformation to a software-centric future.

The approach to NFV taken by the majority of network operators appears to be driven mainly from a bottom-up, technology-oriented perspective.  This narrative starts with the observation that most network functions can be provided by software running on commercial off-the-shelf server hardware at considerably lower cost than traditional proprietary purpose-built hardware.  The modern way to deploy software is with virtualization, and for virtualization at scale we need a cloud environment.  If we are deploying software in a cloud environment, then we can automate operations, and save ourselves a ton of operational expense.  

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