NFV


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NFV

(Network Functions Virtualization) Virtualizing networking functions in commodity hardware rather than specialized devices. NFV is complementary to software-defined networking, in which fixed-function routing has been placed under software control. NFV deals with the many other devices in a network. For example, with NFV, dedicated hardware boxes such as CDN appliances, access servers, WAN accelerators and monitors become virtual appliances in standard server hardware. See software-defined networking, virtual appliance and virtual router.
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This testing is the first independent interoperability evaluation of NFV infrastructure, focused on multi-vendor NFV infrastructure-to-virtual network function (VNF) interoperability.
The addition of NFV capabilities enhances SUSE's software-defined data center offerings, including OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure and Ceph-based software-defined storage.
To ensure adequate network capacity, providers are moving away from specialized network hardware to NFV and software defined networking (SDN) technologies, which utilize flexible cloud-based solutions.
Huawei is committed to building the industry ecosystem with Wind River and other IT and CT (communication Technology) vendors, said James Zhai, general manager of NFV Integration Services, Global Technical Services, Huawei.
The deployment of SDN and NFV technologies offers telecommunications service providers and other network operators numerous operational and business benefits, although, at the same time, exposes service providers to a range of IT-like security vulnerabilities.
Telco Systems will be demonstrating NFV CyberGuard this week at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany at booth #37.
NFV has enabled service providers to implement network through software running on a typical x86 server.
VMware's professional services team partnered with the operator and its virtual network functions (VNF) vendor, Huawei, to design and deploy the VMware vCloud for NFV platform and virtual network functions into a test environment in less than three months.
In addition to support for the latest release of OpenDayLight, EdgeGenie also supports NFV orchestration utilizing OpenStack customized management.
More specifically, CenturyLink will use Cyan's Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator to bridge multiple technologies to instantiate virtual network functions (VNF) from multiple vendors.
China Mobile has created a new test lab, based on the OPNFV open source project, focused on accelerating NFV through an integrated, open platform.
Huawei and Red Hat plan to integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Huawei's FusionSphere Cloud OS at the management layer to offer a unified open, flexible, and production-ready cloud solution to support telecommunication carriers' NFV evolution.