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NFV: The Current State of Play

Act One of the NFV show has finished, leaving operators to sift through the hype, piece together what they have learned and knuckle down to the serious business of design, feasibility and business case development. Pravin Mirchandani, CMO and NFV Evangelist at OneAccess, recounts some sentiments and soundbites from the NFV circuit. 1. Whoa! NFV is expensive! Operators have now moved beyond best guess, back-of-the-envelope cost estimates. At least some measured CAPEX projections are in, and with them comes a grudging realization of quite how costly NFV is going to be. Why? Because operators must build x86 server farms right across their network in order to host their NFV infrastructure (NFVi); something which is going to mean a significant investment up front. What’s more, because virtualized traffic management requires the NFVi to be distributed (to provide appropriate location of networ
As has been highlighted many times, a major focus of attention for vendors like OneAccess continues to be on working on innovations that ensure businesses have reliable high-speed access to their Cloud-based applications. There can be little doubt th
Back in July 2014, an Intel study(1) indicated that 41% of IT managers and directors identified data protection as a key obstacle to overcome before the Internet of Things (IoT) could be fully embraced. 44% cited data encryption as the answer to this
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Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, OneAccess, calls for 'plausible NFV' amid a world of ill-judged proof-of-concepts. NFV has been voraciously hyped and with good reason; there is much to get excited about. The potential benefits to operators and communication
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I think that it is fair to say that the business communications services market is going through one of its most challenging periods at the moment as CSPs struggle to come to terms with the demand for faster, more reliable and feature-rich services f
There is no doubt that the operational and financial appeal of “The Cloud” is gaining more traction each year and across a wider spectrum of businesses, with Gartner[1] predicting that more than half of IT spend will be Cloud related in 2016 and over

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