NFV deployment models: ‘virtual boxes’ predominate as orchestrated deployments are slow to take off
27 February 2018 | Research
"Operators need to plan to deploy end-to-end orchestrated platforms if they are to maximise the benefits of NFV."
83% of network function virtualisation (NFV) deployments to date are 'virtual box' implementations where a single vendor implements all components. Building an end-to-end orchestrated platform for all virtualised network functions (VNFs) is difficult and these platforms account for 2% of NFV deployments. However, operators must consider this type of deployment if they are to reap the full set of benefits.
- describes three NFV deployment models and assesses their respective levels of implementation
- analyses to what extent deployment models will change over time and assesses how much vendor revenue will be associated with the different types of implementation
- provides recommendations for operators that want to move to an end-to-end orchestrated platform for all VNFs
- outlines the implications for vendors as operators shift to end-to-end orchestrated platforms over the deployment of 'virtual boxes'.
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