April 11, 2018
MEF worked with The Linux Foundation and ETSI to develop an NFV and SDN certification to focus on related knowledge and skills. Meantime, MEF published specs for its Presto APIs.
March 21, 2018
Dell has unveiled an appliance for running an SD-WAN or virtual network functions. The Dell Virtual Edge Platform is aimed at service providers and large enterprises.
December 13, 2017
With its latest release, the CORD project moves to become a primary infrastructure to support edge computing. Also, Juniper plans to move OpenContrail to The Linux Foundation.
November 29, 2017
The new ONAP architecture release offers a modular network automation platform for carriers and service providers. Also, MEF 3.0 shifts focus to global services.
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Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network services traditionally run on proprietary, dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
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CORD architecture offers service providers a compelling way to combine open hardware and software in the central office, boost service delivery and enable NFV capabilities. Continue Reading
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Workers demand access to their company's network anytime, anywhere -- making mobile network security a constant challenge for IT. Admins can turn to SDN and NFV technology. Continue Reading
The new Oracle Communication Network Service Orchestration solution is designed to guide communications service providers onto NFV. Continue Reading
A new group of ISVs is producing exciting NFV applications that bring automation to a range of network services. But these developers face enormous challenges in establishing a new set of technologies. Continue Reading