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Communications service providers should not wait for NFV/SDN to embrace virtualised service assurance

Anil Rao Principal Analyst, Research

"CSPs and vendors should support the evolution of virtualised service assurance towards cloud-native (independent of the development of NFV/SDN), and consider deploying solutions in today's physical networks and operational environments."

The telecommunications industry has arrived at a 'cloud tipping point': the strong intent by communications service providers to deploy cloud-based networking technologies (NFV/SDN), combined with an increasing confidence in cloud hosting of IT applications, is accelerating the innovation towards virtual service assurance (vSA).