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June 2014

Getting ready for NFV: Master the basics and nail the RFP process

Sponsored by SearchTelecom.com

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is designed to reduce network cost and complexity by virtualizing network equipment onto switches, servers and storage. NFV has the potential to bring service providers savings on capital equipment and network operations costs. It also promises to make real the dream of managing legacy network components and virtual resources as one. This TechGuide provides you with the background you need to move forward with NFV: A primer on what it is and how it can help you, an overview of how existing systems can be adapted to NFV and a guide to how to draft an RFP specifically for NFV.

Table Of Contents

  • New management models needed for NFV
  • How to fine-tune your RFP process for network functions virtualization
  • Network functions virtualization: A primer

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