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From cats to crustaceans: The role of microservices in autotomizing NFV

Simon Dredge | Nov 1, 2017 1:15:13 PM

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The exact origin of an analogy is often hard to ascertain -- especially when it is one which is born, buried, rediscovered, revived, reimagined and repurposed over time. I’m therefore happy to muddy the waters further by taking the current “cats to cattle” comparison and adding my own ill-conceived spin.

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Telia and Metaswitch Set Vision for Cloud Native VNF Operations Automation

Iwan Price-Evans | Oct 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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In a new white paper co-authored by Telia and Metaswitch, the companies articulate their vision for how Virtual Network Function (VNFs) need to be designed to enable operations automation. As Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) matures, communication service providers (CSPs) are increasingly focused on the operational efficiency gains that can be achieved and they recognize that automation is a fundamental requirement. But not all VNFs are designed to support the automation necessary for more efficient network operations.

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Telia Company and Metaswitch Issue Guide to Cloud Native VNF Operational Automation

Metaswitch | Oct 4, 2017 6:30:00 AM

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New guide addresses design and operation of NFV networks, selection and creation of VNFs running in virtualized networks and operational aspects of NFV

STOCKHOLM and LOS ALTOS, Calif. – 04 October, 2017 – Telia Company, the New Generation Telco, and cloud native communications software leader Metaswitch today announced the availability of their new “Cloud Native VNF Operational Automation” paper, an industry guide to how Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) radically changes the way communication networks are designed, built and operated. The guide explores the automation benefits of VNFs and clearly describes how cloud native approaches to development and deployment are required for carriers to take maximum advantage of the operational and economic gains promised by NFV.

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3 reasons to deploy applications built on microservices

Iwan Price-Evans | Sep 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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While microservices architectures are nothing new to webscale companies, the network operator community is only now getting to grips with what it means to build software products and solutions in this way.

Netflix, Amazon and eBay have many advantages over classic communications service providers (CSP) in that they are (generally) working from a clean slate, developing new applications to deliver new services, rather than continuously trying to retrofit decades-old infrastructure. However, the telecommunications industry is currently undergoing its biggest evolutionary leap in perhaps the last century.

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3 people whose jobs get easier with NFV

Iwan Price-Evans | Sep 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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As anyone in the telecom world will tell you, network functions virtualization (NFV) is about transforming telecom networks into a modern, flexible architecture and reducing the reliance on traditional, proprietary, purpose-built hardware. But it does more than that.

"NFV done right will transform the economics of service delivery, simplify the integration and deployment of new service capabilities, accelerate the creation and progressive enhancement of new services, and enable services to be delivered effectively at any scale," writes Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor, in a recent white paper.

Throughout a network operator’s organizational structure, in every functional area and at every level, people stand to benefit from adopting NFV. Here are just a few of the people whose jobs get easier when NFV is done right.

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5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV

Ian Maclean | Sep 15, 2017 6:50:00 AM

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The promise of 5G is ultra-reliable, low-latency communications with speeds that we've never seen before in a mobile network. But today's mobile networks are not set up in a way that can handle 5G requirements without needing extensive and expensive over-engineering.

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3 ways NFV can make network operators more profitable

Iwan Price-Evans | Aug 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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The industry fervor around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) stems from its promise of dramatically increasing profitability for every size and variety of Communications Service Provider (CSP). From critical core infrastructure to revenue-generating application delivery platforms, NFV is poised to fundamentally change the way fixed and mobile network infrastructures are built and the way services are deployed.

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Virtualization Fuels the Rise of the Modern Mobile Network Operator

Ian Maclean | Aug 10, 2017 1:54:22 PM

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The advent of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) is transforming the world’s largest network operators by lowering infrastructure costs and making day-to-day operations more affordable by using webscale cloud computing.

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Tackling Tomorrow's Biggest Opportunities with Cloud Native NFV

Ian Maclean | Aug 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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Two of the biggest opportunities in communications today – providing next generation wireless networks and consumer video entertainment – demand flexible, scalable networks that can create new services in unprecedented ways.

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3 reasons why an IMS core should be virtualized

Iwan Price-Evans | Aug 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

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The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) revolutionized the way network infrastructures were architected. It defined the granular decomposition of network functions, completely standardized open interfaces, and separated the control and media planes. It has been nearly two decades since its inception but IMS take up is still in its infancy.

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