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Pump the Brakes on Network Function Virtualization Services

Published: 23 April 2019

ID: G00388000

Analyst(s): Jonathan Forest , Ted Corbett , Lisa Pierce


Citing improved agility and value, many providers offer services that use premises-based network function virtualization architectures. However, infrastructure and operations leaders should first factor in the additional costs and complexity for this relatively immature technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Mitigate NFV Complexity Using Proof of Production Validation
  • Mitigate Risks of NFV Immaturity
  • Calculate NFV Costs Versus Mature and Less-Complex Technologies

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