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VMware Opens Options in NFV

September 08, 2016

We are currently at a unique time in history. Donald Trump is a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton is poised to become the second Clinton to sit at the Resolute desk and, meanwhile, software continues its quest to eat the world. Software is serving communications service providers well, as we are neck deep in an era of transformation. And, one firm at the fore of this movement is VMware.

VMware is committed to providing communications service providers with the appropriate tools to carry them into the next generation of solutions, with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) playing a mission critical role.

“2016 is a year where NFV deployment is moving from proof of concept to deployment, and communication service providers are looking for tested solutions from partners to instill confidence as they move through this massive industry transition,” says Gabriele Di Piazza, vice-president of solutions: telco NFV group at VMware.

Recently, VMware offered more than words by adding several new certified solutions to assist in NFV adoption and deployment. Vendors include: Brocad, Infoblox, Check Point, Netrounds and Mitel – all providing software solutions that are interoperable with the VMware NFV infrastructure (NFVI) and a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM). This translates into pain-free performance as each solution will run, deploy and interoperate with VMware vCloud NFV.

“Interoperability between the NFV infrastructure, the virtual network function and the virtual infrastructure manager systems layers cannot be a barrier to deployment. We are taking a leadership position with our VMware Ready for NFV program, and collaborating with our open ecosystem of NFV partners, to validate that VNFs interoperate with our virtualized infrastructure to meet the expectations of mutual customers.”

There is no question the future is software-defined. Communications service providers aren’t offered this type of opportunity, the timing is right to join the future-forward, virtualization migration. You can’t be behind the curve, if you exist ahead of it.

Edited by Alicia Young

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