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NFV (網路功能虛擬化) 的編配

Orchestration for NFV: Specialists Carve Out a Niche

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 328332
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 20 Pages
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NFV (網路功能虛擬化) 的編配 Orchestration for NFV: Specialists Carve Out a Niche
出版日期: 2015年04月14日 內容資訊: 英文 20 Pages
簡介

網路業者開始網路功能虛擬化 (NFV) 的理由,是軟體由硬體分離。據此,實現可削減Capex及產生、發展客戶的創新服務的快速網路功能的發展。

本報告提供對於NFV編配解決方案課題的、小規模、專門網路設備供應商及OSS/BSS的方法調查、業者間的技術、商業性案例、小規模、專門供應商的適應領域,及9家主要專門供應商簡介等彙整資料,為您概述為以下內容。

第1章 簡介

第2章 NFV PoC,編配及專業公司所扮演的角色

第3章 Beating the Big Boys at Their Own Game

第4章 專業公司的提供服務

  • 設備供應商
  • 軟體 & IT供應商

第5章 供應商簡介

  • Amartus
  • Brocade
  • Ciena
  • Comptel
  • Cyan
  • Extreme Networks
  • Nakina
  • Overture Networks
  • Telco Systems

第4章 結論

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Product Code: Vol. 11, No. 1

Among the reasons that network operators initiated the network functions virtualization (NFV) push was to decouple software from hardware with the aim of reducing capex and enabling more rapid deployment of network functions that would allow innovative new services to be created and rolled out to customers. Wrapped up in these objectives was the ability to choose network functions from anyone that could provide them to run in virtualized form on standard hardware. This, in theory, opens the door to smaller developers of network functions to sell to network operators where they would have had little realistic chance of doing so in the past.

While the intention was that it would be the virtualized network functions (VNFs) that might be provided by a wide range of vendors, in fact the infrastructure and management of the virtualized network itself may end up being provided by companies that are not traditionally among the biggest suppliers to telcos and other communications service providers. The argument goes that if an operator is fundamentally rethinking how its network is built and managed then established supply relationships need to be reviewed.

When thinking about how virtualized infrastructure and network functions will be managed and orchestrated, there is not only one game in town - operators have existing and complex collections of operations support systems (OSSs) and business support systems (BSSs) and will be pragmatic about changing mission-critical parts of their infrastructure. "Big bang" transformations are risky and expensive.

It is undoubtedly the case that the vendors whose NFV orchestration solutions most closely match the functionality specifications outlined in ETSI's standards documents are the large network equipment providers and biggest OSS/BSS companies. But these are not necessarily the vendors with the greatest experience at management and orchestration of services running on virtualized infrastructure. Within the data center and at the WAN edge other equipment vendors have been developing ways of orchestrating resources and services independently of the ETSI NFV MANO definitions.

The NFV orchestration market is still evolving. During 2015 it will become much clearer whether the biggest players will take a grip on the market, or whether the specialists and smaller vendors will be able to expand out of their niches and develop a platform play that encompasses NFV. If they can't, but their technology is sound, then expect merger and acquisition activity.

Orchestration for NFV: Specialists Carve Out a Niche examines how smaller and specialist vendors of network equipment and OSS/BSS are approaching the challenge of delivering solutions for NFV orchestration. The report looks at the work that is being done to advance the technical and commercial cases for NFV among operators, and where smaller and specialist vendors fit in. Finally, it suggests how these vendors compete against the network equipment providers and larger OSS/BSS players, and profiles nine leading specialist vendors.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. NFV PoCs, Orchestration & the Role of Specialitsts

III. Beating the Big Boys at Their Own Game

IV. What the Specialists Offer

  • Equipment Vendors
  • Software & IT Providers

V. Vendor Profiles

  • Amartus
  • Brocade
  • Ciena
  • Comptel
  • Cyan
  • Extreme Networks
  • Nakina
  • Overture Networks
  • Telco Systems

VI. Conclusions

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