FOR THOSE WHO LACK an extensive background in networking, NV (network virtualization) can be a difficult concept to grasp. There is also considerable confusion about its connection to SDN (software-defined networking) and NFV (network functions virtualization). Still, there’s good reason why executives should familiarize themselves with NV. Although enterprises’ interest in NV has stemmed primarily from a technical perspective, that’s changing as vendors are positioning themselves to make business cases for adopting their NV offerings.

Mark Tauschek, Info-Tech Research Group associate vice president, infrastructure research practice, says in the near future, as enterprises ready themselves to refresh their network infrastructures, any vendor they work with will have NV on the table. “Anything you’re going to purchase in your next refresh cycle is going to support NV, and likely SDN, more broadly,” he says. “You definitely need to understand the benefits. I think it will be a good fit for pretty much any organization.”

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Published: January 1, 2015
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    Ahmed Alshaia | 04-08-2017

    Thanks Dear, I think its very important to start build a research on this subject specifically, NFV & VNFs start floating every were with high expectations from both vendors and customers, I think a practical steps are required to follow before taking such approach given that a huge CAPEX saving doesn't necessarily reduce the TCO

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 04-10-2017

      Thank you for your feedback and insight on this topic. Your comments have been sent to Mark, who was quoted in the article.

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