Some pros, cons and requirements for NFV

Let’s dive a little into what network function virtualization (NFV) means for telecom providers. Firstly, let’s start with the basics. NFV was born in 2012 when the ‘NFV Call to Action’ document was introduced. Now, 9 years later we have become familiar with the term as well as the technology. For instance, we know now […]

5G and cloudification

The 5G technology enables us to transmit and receive data up to 100 times faster and more reliable than 4G. This doesn’t only speed up everything you use 4G for but it opens up a complete new mobile world, enabling the Internet of Things and resulting in a multitude of new devices connected to the […]

SDN, NFV and VNF. Powerful acronyms maybe, but let me explain them a bit.

Last week I was explaining some open infrastructure components to a client and therefore also some network concepts like SDN, NFV and VNF functionalities. At some point I realized I was talking too much abbreviations; IPv6, BGP, OKD, RHEL, RHEV, ZFS, MANO, SDN, NFV and VNF. Pfff,  let’s dive into the meaning first before scattering […]

Why OpenStack is generally used for NFV

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an initiative of open source cloud infrastructure communities to speed up the innovation in carrier grade network solutions such as session border control, load balancers, firewalls, intrusion detection devices and WAN accelerators. . We see our customers apply these software defined networking solution often on an OpenStack platform. Why do […]

6 Reasons why telecom providers migrate from proprietary to open solutions.

Building an open source telecommunications infrastructure is highly attractive to telecommunication enterprises. Both for operators in low ARPU markets where cost reduction is imperative, as for telco’s aiming to gain more control over their ability to innovate and differentiate.   In the last couple of years we have seen a huge migration by telecommunications providers […]

Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit

Join us October 19-23, 2020   As you all know, OpenStack is one of the largest open source projects in the world. The community has over 100.000 active contributors from 180 countries. And although there are many ways to communicate with each other, under normal circumstances there is no better way than to meet face […]