Network Function Virtualization (NFV) appears to be a very promising, yet very disruptive, technology. At its simplest, NFV is about decoupling software from hardware and enabling the implementation to run on a farm of commodity hardware. In other words, it means placing network functions (NF) in the cloud. How can a network as a distributed cloud dynamically reshape its architecture, serving as a platform for customer applications? And how can telecoms benefit?
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
What are the potential benefits of implementing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)?
How to transform the (access) network towards a distributed cloud platform capable to reshape itself dynamically to better serve customer applications
How to run network functions and customer cloud applications on the same hardware
How BSS/OSS supports NFV and why should OSS work in real-time?