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Using OpenStack for NFV – A Carrier Perspective

At the SDN World Congress last year, 6 challenges that are preventing network operators from using OpenStack for Distributed NFV deployments – specifically for virtual CPE or vBranch use cases – were presented by BT.

This webinar will further explore these challenges and will begin to identify solutions, which in the short-term range from leveraging existing Linux capabilities, selective use of OpenStack, and other open source projects like OpenDaylight. This webinar will also identify promising OpenStack blueprints and projects for longer-term solutions.
Recorded Mar 1 2016 61 mins
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