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SlideshowGartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

flacus 10/15/2019 | 10:44:16 PM
Re: Another way of looking at it.... The lack of industry competence from Gartner (for saying that NFV has any connection whatsoever to hardware) and Light Reading (for publishing this article) is ludicrous.

Sadly, many in key industry roles will read this article and believe that just because it was created and published it must have some value.
Faisal Khan 10/15/2019 | 12:53:28 AM
NFV to lower the cost ?? "The cost benefits promised initially for NFV failed to materialize because vendors simply refused to lower their prices by a lot"

Are you sure ?

Service providers have long back moved beyond the initial promise of lowering the CAPEX and OPEX.

Nobody today wants NFV to lower the cost; rather to have more agility. NFV is costly, NOT because  vendors DID NOT lower their prices but it is newer and complex to implement if one is  looking for vendor agnostic solution-something SPs did not handle before.

iainmorris 10/14/2019 | 3:59:19 PM
Re: Another way of looking at it.... Yet another way of looking at it - do we really care all that much what Gartner thinks? 
ethertype 10/14/2019 | 3:41:35 PM
Re: Another way of looking at it.... Gartner -- and this whole article -- seem to define NFV as something that happens on customer prem boxes. If that's your definition, maybe NFV can be declared dead.

But that's a ridiculous definition.

Virutalized network functions are actually exploding within cloud environments. Public cloud, private cloud, telco cloud, edge cloud... whatever cloud you think about, virtual routers, switches, firewalls, etc. are everywhere. If that's not "NFV" then I guess the words have ceased to have any meaning.
Thaddeus17 10/14/2019 | 1:52:33 PM
SASE follows NGMN Alliance recommendations Many of the recommendations from NGMN Alliance in their 5G White Paper (published in 2015) follow the SASE concepts from Gartner.  For competiive, flexible, innovative services, Cloud delivery is the only model that makes sense.  Private Cloud, Edge Cloud, Central Cloud, will all be needed to provide the scale-up and scale-down functionality for future services.  #5G #Innovation
James_B_Crawshaw 10/14/2019 | 1:29:21 PM
Re: Another way of looking at it.... It's good to have a new paradigm with a new acronym every couple of years to prop up subscriptions and report sales. I had been proposing Business Operations General Universal Services for some time but for some reason it never took off.
[email protected] 10/14/2019 | 10:56:43 AM
Another way of looking at it.... Another way of looking at where the industry is right now is that the NFV 'story' has evolved... and I guess there will be multiple ways to interpret what has happened and what is going on right now.

For sure, if you took the original 2013 vision of NFV and applied it to today, it doesn't fit with what is expected to be needed in the coming years. And it's fair to say that NFV has not developed as hoped.... it's been a very bumpy ride, and still is.

But things have moved on -- for many, the current developments around NFV are happening in industry bodies such as the Common NFVI Telco Task Force (CNTT), which is most certainly embracing cloud-native principles in some of its work.

That doesn't mean NFV will ultimately be successful, and it doesn't mean service providers will be able to keep pace with nimble rivals not bogged down by legacy architectures and legacy operations/mindsets, but saying NFV is dead is somewhat premature, I think. It's still in nappies (or diapers, depending on your location) but it's still kicking and screaming.  

Gartner's view of NFV appears to be monolithic... and a cynic might suggest that Gartner's application of a stake to NFV's heart is an attempt to introduce a new term into the market.

And I'm not against helpful nomenclature and handy acronyms, but I, for one, hope 'sassy' doesn't catch on as a term...  

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