|Posted on 24 October, 2014 at 9:00|
Key NFV Take-Away Points from the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf were:
- Openness is essential for successful NFV. Openness means there can not be a vendor lock-in
- Performance and carrier grade SLAs are vital. This is evidenced by the large number of ETSI POCs. Many are testing out use cases and performance points. Performance in a carrier NFV deployment is different to Cloud. NFV is not just another Cloud Data Centre, it means in-line processing at the speed of packets and with minimal delay etc to deliver services in real time.
- The need for a shift in OSS from the legacy monolithic systems to a real-time dynamic orchestration approach, as is being outlined in the NFV MANO approach.