NFV's Biggest Barrier: Overcoming the Operations Challenge
Prepared by Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
NFV promises to enable greater flexibility in network design and operation, supporting the deployment of virtual network functions (VNFs) in new locations to reduce cost and optimize service delivery. But the ability to install, move and manage new virtual network functions in a timely way is only one dimension of network flexibility.
Operators want to be faster and more agile in deploying and managing services but cannot wait until a substantial portion of their network is virtualized to achieve this goal
This white paper discusses: