Managing the virtual network transition

After taking over the datacentre, virtualised hardware and services are now encroaching on the specialist hardware of the telecoms operator.

27 June 2017

A number of industries, led by telecoms, are adopting virtualised networking functions in their infrastructures. But that means for the next few years, both physical and virtual networks will have to co-exist before networking becomes entirely virtual. How can companies manage this transition? How do they keep an eye on performance and effectiveness? And how do they best decide where and when to deploy network functions virtualisation (NFV)? Brainstorm asked some specialists for their opinion.

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