Saturday, November 24, 2018

NFV, SDN, Cloud Native

Most of the time we talk about networks functions virtualization and software defined networks as ways to lower the cost of operating a modern network (the former) or enable new services (the latter). Some call this overall process a transition to "cloud native" communications. 

Open source also is among the many ways network operators are wringing cost out of their platforms. 


All those trends illustrate the ways that modern telecom networks have become computing networks. One big business model implication is that applications and services are logically separated on a modern computing network. That is why we hear so much about "dumb pipe" and "OTT." 


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