White Papers

NFV is at the Heart of Next-Generation Network Transformation

Communication service providers (CSPs) of all size and type and large enterprises are in the midst of a world-wide transformation of communications networks. At the heart of this dramatic change are the twin next-generation technologies of Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) next-generation network technologies.

NFV DAY 2 – The Critical Tipping Point – Wind River Titanium Cloud vs “Vanilla OpenStack” – An Economic & Technical Comparative Analysis

The last seven years have resulted in considerable improvement in the OpenStack core, and it has become the de-facto platform for virtualizing CSP networks. Most CSPs try to use a Vanilla version of OpenStack to support NFV and have been learning the hard way that OpenStack is more complicated and is 10x harder to operate. This is the dilemma; most CSPs get past the install (day 0) but fall flat once they try to actually operate OpenStack (day2).