What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?

In short, Network Functions Virtualization or NFV is a modern methodology that replaces the traditional way of building network infrastructure using specific hardware, with software-based equivalents running on generic server-based platforms. These network functions can be routers, firewalls, session border controllers, SD-WAN or any function that exists on hardware today. The concept of virtualization is Read more about What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?[…]

What is SD-WAN?

When we look at what is happening in the service provider space today, then SD-WAN can certainly be described as a “killer application” driving network transformation. So why is this so? SD-WAN is an acronym for Software-Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network. So why all the interest? It essentially boils down to money and Read more about What is SD-WAN?[…]

What are Disaggregated Networks?

Disaggregation is a term you will increasingly hear within telecommunications service providers and network equipment manufacturers. So, what is dis-aggregation? In short, it is a move by service providers to prevent “vendor lock-in”. Vendor lock-in can occur when an equipment manufacturer provides products and systems that have some degree of proprietary functionality. This makes it Read more about What are Disaggregated Networks?[…]