Many of the components of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have come from community-led developments that were initiated primarily for enterprise implementations. Seeing the benefits of network virtualization achieved by the enterprise, the telecom industry is keen to jump on the bandwagon. But telecom networks have significantly more stringent requirements to meet performance and uptime service level agreements. This paper by Heavy Reading discusses how HP and Wind River have innovated on top of open source efforts to address the performance, scalability, resiliency, reliability, security, and manageability requirements for telecom.
- Open source components of NFV platforms, such as Linux, OpenStack, and Apache
- Efforts to address the carrier grade requirements of the telecom network
- A commercially available, integrated NFV platform to help service providers transform their networks