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ONUG Fall 2017 October 17 & 18

Network Services Virtualization

Problem Being Solved:

  • Eliminate high CapEx of L4-7 appliances
  • Time required to configure appliances
  • Risk, bottleneck, single point of failure
  • Service chaining Ping-ponging of application flows

Open Networking Components:

  • OpenStack Icehouse, NFV not for enterprise

Gap: Flow enforcement, network service attachment, lack of compliance tools, existing licensing, lack of standards

Benefits: On-demand or self-service IT delivery

  • Enable entire network topology in virtualization domain
  • Mitigate cost & complexity of multiple net config points during workload migration
  • Increase choice and speed of IT delivery
  • Enable Enterprise IT to compete with public cloud
  • Lower OpEx spend

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