With the pressing need to deploy networking services at an accelerated pace to ever demanding mobile subscribers, telecommunication companies worldwide are gearing up to adopt a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) framework within their data centre. There are several striking advantages towards this approach. NFV separates software from hardware, allowing the use of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware while also lowering CAPEX and OPEX. NFV enables chaining of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), giving freedom to select software vendors providing specific services in the form of VNFs instead of opting for monolithic solutions. Moreover, NFV has the ability to scale horizontally and vertically based on spikes in demand.
Adoption of NFV is inevitable, however, a multi-party ecosystem atop off-the-shelf hardware poses several operational challenges that need to be addressed:
- Interoperability of VNFs from different VNF vendors
- Interworking between NFV framework elements such as orchestrators, VNF managers, NFV infrastructure managers
- Compliance to NFV specifications and standards
- Solution functioning with different hypervisors, hardware and legacy systems
Hardware vendors can leverage Calsoft’s NFV engineering and service offerings to provide validated and benchmarked solutions comprising of hardware and third-party NFV software. Calsoft’s offerings allow hardware vendors to pitch a solution of high business value to their potential customers. Software parties focused on building VNFs can take advantage of Calsoft’s NFV ecosystem and experience in setups consisting of multivariate hardware infrastructure, hypervisors, NFV framework software elements, and multi-party VNFs.
Calsoft’s NFV Services
|VNF Development||Calsoft helps customers with the design, development, and deployment of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs):
Calsoft also has expertise in containerization of VNFs.
|Best Practices||Publish best practices for:
|NFV Solution Validation||
|NFV Engineering||Calsoft’s NFV engineering services span across:
Contact Calsoft today to understand more about our NFV expertise.