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User Rank: Light Beer
6/30/2015 | 3:02:06 PM
Re: Sites
This is already being done as part of a managed service but it's being done by literally shipping multiple boxes to the customer in advance of a technician or on-site IT folks setting them up and plugging them in. What NFV will enable in this case, is shipping one box and having all other functions virtualized on that box, which means they can be turned up via remote software download, faster and more flexibly.

Tim Naramore was citing customers who are expanding through acquisition in places such as China and the Far East and how hard it is to get boxes through customs, much less get multiple boxes through, and coordinate their arrival. 

So the business case for this kind of deployment is incredibly solid. 
User Rank: Light Sabre
6/30/2015 | 12:32:19 PM
I think we are going to see in the future a lot of implementations like this where deployments are more often scattered out to sites. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to house everything in a giant datacenter far away geographically. That's why I like this concept. 
User Rank: Light Sabre
6/30/2015 | 12:27:20 PM
Makes sense
It makes sense to jump into router and firewal virtiualzation if that is where their customers want them to start. get a strong foothold and then grow from there should be a solid gameplan. 

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