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Software-Defined Telco – NFV in Production with VMware

This blog post originally appeared on VMware’s Office of the CTO blogSoftware-Defined Telco Image

It is a very exciting time for the Telco industry right now! In this blog post, I will share some updates and observations on VMware’s current involvement in NFV. Telco providers around the globe are working with VMware on both proof-of-concepts as well as production deployments. But let me take a step back and start with a brief overview.

You might have heard about NFV already, and maybe you have also read the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) documents around NFV. In summary, NFV is about delivering the promises of Cloud Computing for Telco providers and their customers: reduced CAPEX and OPEX; reduced time-to-market for new network services; greater flexibility to scale up, scale down or evolve services; openness to the virtual appliance market including software-only solutions; and opportunities to trial and deploy new innovative services at lower risk and higher speed. All these characteristics are very similar to the ones that enterprises expect from private, hybrid and public cloud deployments.

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Bjoern Brundert

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  1. The Network Functions Virtualization era is upon us and customers are placing a high-premium on demonstrations that are based on real-world use cases and deployment scenarios.

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