Decoding the Management & Orchestration Architecture for Network Functions Virtualization - by Heavy Reading
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Overview: As the seminal ETSI white paper points out, network functions locked into proprie- tary hardware are a source of high cost and service delivery delay. Virtualizing network functions, which means running them on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers with industry-standard chipsets and IT virtualization technology, promises to deliver large benefits in the form of capex reduction and service agility. This paper, written by Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, identifies three approaches to network functions virtualization taking place under the banner of ETSI network functions virtualization (NFV).