SDN/NFV Technologies- Innovative Use Cases and Operator Strategies- Ken Research

The hype cycle for software defined networking and network function virtualization has been long and steady. SDN separates control plane network management from data plane traffic handling allowing dynamic bandwidth provisioned with quality of service levels. NFV replaces hardware with software apps able to operate in a compute environment eliminating specialty WAN equipment and associated costs. The world’s major network providers are trialing these technologies heavily..