Communications service providers (CSPs) are now looking to help large enterprises and public-sector organisations transform the edge of their networks, which now require seamless cloud connectivity and app-performance integration, writes Atchison Frazer, the worldwide head of marketing at Talari. One area of innovation lies in the implementation of NFV strategies or network functions virtualisation (NFV). For example, if a carrier supplies a circuit to an enterprise client – such as multi protocol label switching (MPLS) – they would also like to offer the optimisation of that circuit as a subscription service. Then, the CSP can work with best-of-breed WAN-edge network innovators to create VNFs or virtual network functions of typical edge-network services, such as software defined-wide area network (SD-WAN) or WAN-optimisation. These virtual network functions (VNFs) can be service-chained together to be exposed to end users as one unified service.
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