Cover Image
市場調查報告書

NFV試驗:網路虛擬化的重要階段

NFV Testing Provides Critical Step in Virtualizing Networks

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 321840
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 24 Pages
商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內
價格
Back to Top
NFV試驗:網路虛擬化的重要階段 NFV Testing Provides Critical Step in Virtualizing Networks
出版日期: 2014年12月29日 內容資訊: 英文 24 Pages
簡介

網路功能虛擬化(以下NFV),是根本地變革網路的設計、建立、管理方法,將網路運用必要的功能,從專用硬體設備移植到開放式的網路伺服器,因應必要讀入利用為特徵。在NFV環境下保障用解決方案流程,也從傳統被動的監視,改變為預期性/即時資訊收集、分析功能,與網路服務和整合運用方式關係變得密切。同時,保障解決方案也必須適用於各種服務(乙太網路/IP、影片、行動通訊等)。今後活用虛擬代理的智慧型網路檢驗預期將進步、普及,不過,由於傳統的技術並未消失,需要對應非虛擬型、虛擬型雙方環境的方法。

本報告提供全球的NFV(網路功能虛擬化)環境的試驗相關市場分析、試驗對象的NFV應用的種類,及市場成長預測(今後18∼24個月)、市場主要促進、阻礙因素、各地區市場詳細趨勢與今後的預測等調查評估。

第1章 簡介

第2章 NFV試驗的市場

  • NFV試驗的利用方法
  • 市場最強力的推動因素
  • 市場面對的課題

第3章 NFV試驗市場分析

  • 各供應商提供的應用、服務
  • 各地區的明細

第4章 市場代表性供應商

  • Aeroflex
  • Aricent
  • Cyan
  • EXFO
  • HP
  • Ixia
  • JDSU
  • Procera
  • QualiSystems
  • Spirent
  • Wind River Systems

第5章 結論

目錄
Product Code: Vol. 5, No. 6

Network functions virtualization (NFV) completely changes how networks are designed, built and managed. It pulls the functions necessary to run networks off of the current proprietary hardware and places it on open-based computer servers that can be deployed where they are needed most. Functions can be deployed and scaled on demand, greatly improving infrastructure utilization and significantly bending the network cost curve growth.

In a virtualized network environment, assurance solutions and processes must transition from traditional, reactive monitoring to proactive, real-time intelligence and analytics, tightly integrated with and coupled to the network and services, as well as orchestration and policy systems. Also, assurance solutions must span multiple services, including Ethernet/IP, video and mobile.

As the statistics suggest, M2M will likely experience rapid growth over the next several years, which makes this is a critical time for test vendors. Obviously, it's impossible for anyone to know for certain how much growth will take place or how many devices ultimately will be connected to the Internet.

While monitoring-system costs have been growing almost linearly with the growth in network traffic, tomorrow's solutions must break this growth curve by leveraging virtual agents for intelligent network probing, coupled with streamlined data collection and storage. As with all network technology transitions, the legacy technology does not disappear for some years and, therefore, assurance solutions and processes must deliver an approach supporting both virtualized and non-virtualized environments, enabling a transition from today's networks to future software-defined, orchestrated virtual networks.

NFV supports multi-versioning and multi-tenancy of network functions and allows use of a single physical platform for different applications, users and tenants. It also enables new ways to implement resilience, test and diagnostics, service assurance and security surveillance. Additionally, it facilitates innovation toward new network functions and services that are only practical in a pure software network environment.

Traffic and application visibility, performance management, mediation, correlation and real-time analytics are necessary and critical capabilities. These enable dynamic assurance and troubleshooting functions spanning both virtualized and non-virtualized networks, while providing a non-linear cost relationship between assurance solutions (delivering monitoring, analytics, testing and troubleshooting) and traffic levels.

‘NFV Testing Provides Critical Step in Virtualizing Networks’ examines the market for testing NFV, analyzing what types of NFV applications are being tested and looks at areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses drivers and challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, this report examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.

Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:

Excerpt: Drivers in the Market for Testing of NFV, 2015-2017

                     Percentages indicate estimated size of total NFV spending
                     Source: Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider, based on supplier estimates

As shown in the following excerpt, the strongest driver for testing of NFV is that it shortens time to market for new services. This can be accomplished in several ways, including by removing the siloed business models into which carriers are currently locked. Additionally, almost all service providers express concern that revenues are not keeping up with the increased demand for bandwidth and network capacity. While opex and capex savings from NFV are considered a given, the primary driver for NFV is the ability it provides operators to rapidly deploy new, revenue-generating services. Combining NFV with SDN, operators hope to offer customers these new services in an automated fashion on an as-needed basis and at a scale that is tailored to the customer's needs.

Companies analyzed in this report include: Aeroflex Inc.; Aricent; Cyan Inc. (NYSE: CYNI); EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq: EXFO); Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ); Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA); JDS Uniphase Corp. (Nasdaq: JDSU); Procera Networks (Nasdaq: PKT); QualiSystems; Spirent Communications Plc (LON: SPT); Wind River Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC).

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. The Market for NFV Testing

  • How NFV Testing Is Being Used
  • Strongest Drivers in the Market
  • Challenges the Market Faces

III. Analysis of the NFV Testing Marketplace

  • Applications & Services From Vendors
  • Geographic Breakdown

IV. Vendors Leading the Market

  • Aeroflex
  • Aricent
  • Cyan
  • EXFO
  • HP
  • Ixia
  • JDSU
  • Procera
  • QualiSystems
  • Spirent
  • Wind River Systems

V. Conclusion

Back to Top