Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principle Analyst, Carrier Networks, Infonetics Research, Carl Moberg, Vice President of Techn
Evaluations and deployments of network functions virtualization (NFV) are being driven by carriers’ desire for service agility resulting in faster time to revenue and operational efficiency. However, the NFV architecture does not include some critical elements that are required for provisioning NFV functions in live networks. These essential provisioning elements are now available in the form of service and network abstraction models. This webinar takes a look at actual NFV deployments using these provisioning elements and addresses what operators and vendors alike need to know to effectively deploy NFV in today’s networks.
What you will learn:
- The critical elements of the NFV reference architecture, and what’s missing
- Why model-driven service and network abstractions are key to deploying the NFV architecture
- Performing end-to-end multi-vendor service provisioning
- Mixing and matching network function vendors to develop your own independent and unique service definitions
- Activating transaction-based services, performing real-time provisioning, and updating and decommissioning services in a live network