» By 2020. at least 30% of international entreprise WAN service contracts will incorporate NFV-based services, up from less than 1% in 2016″ *
*Source: Gartner, Network Function Virtualization Will Enable Greater Managed WAN Agility and Flexibility. July 2016
Communications services providers are lining up to make their future virtualised networks as open as possible.
Virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) offer new opportunities for how data centers can manage their IT infrastructures.
Network virtualization refers to the virtualization of network resources or pathways to achieve application or tenant isolation. This isolation is often desirable for a variety of reasons, including scalability, fault isolation, security, and network abstraction.
Isolation is sometimes accomplished with technologies that create virtual instances of a physical device, such as load balancers or firewall appliances that support being split into multiple virtual devices for different purposes.
The objective of NFV is to use both commodity computing and available storage solutions to reduce – if not eliminate – limitations associated with proprietary hardware. NFV is a network architecture concept that leverages IT virtualization technologies to virtualize entire classes of network node functions (firewall, router, IDS, etc.) into building blocks that may be connected, or chained, to create communication services.
Whether your NFVI is limited to a single location or is global, Multiven will provide north-to-south, east-to-west software maintenance of its physical and virtual x86 compute, storage and networking resources along with all operational virtual and non-virtual network functions.
Multiven is the world’s only provider of lifetime software maintenance services for mono & multi-vendor VNFs, NFVI and also all proprietary and open source networking software.