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Distributed Network Functions Virtualization

 

An Introduction to D-NFV


Network functions virtualization – NFV – has quickly attracted the interest of communications service providers as a means to accelerate service delivery while reducing associated costs. This paper reviews the distributed approach to NFV, discusses phased NFV deployment and introduces critical decision factors for placing such functionalities at the customer edge.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to NFV
  • NFV and SDN
  • Distributed NFV
  • Implementing NFV at the Customer Edge
    • Why Some VNFs Belong at the Customer Edge
    • The Economics of Customer-Premises NFV
  • D-NFV Deployment Routes
  • RAD’s D-NFV Solution
  • Summary and Outlook

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