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Going All-In on SDN/NFV

Carol Wilson

There's now one more sign that the twin towers of virtualization -- Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) -- are set to impact every part of the telecom network: Heavy Reading is launching a new service that aggregates all of its research and services on these increasingly hot topics. (See Heavy Reading Launches SDN/NFV Total Access Service.)

"Because SDN and NFV run the whole spectrum of systems, they are going to pop up in each of our Heavy Reading Insiders and our reports," says Dennis Mendyk, vice president of research. "This new service is primarily aimed at making sure that clients have access to all of the reports that we create that touch on these two areas, across all the different product lines, including transport, back office, mobile and IP transformation."

This approach is an acknowledgement that network operators and hardware/software vendors need the big picture of what is expected to be the major industry trend that impacts every segment of the network.

Heavy Reading has already published nine reports on SDN, NFV and related topics including two that are being released this month: Service Assurance in SDN and Cloud and SDN and NFV: A Revolution in the Making, which is about to be published.

No word from Mendyk as to whether these hot summer reads come in waterproof versions ideal for the beach/poolside.

— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

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7/26/2013 | 2:09:58 PM
re: Going All-In on SDN/NFV
Our reports are more suited to campfire reading than beach consumption. But I wouldn't recommend using them for supplemental fuel.
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