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Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell,
User Rank: Light Sabre
3/29/2016 | 11:09:01 AM
New vendors needed
I agree with Ms Chappell's assertion that traditional vendors have little incentive to provide break-through virtualized solutions, especially when it comes to the revenue model. The real change will come from the new players, the ones that aim to disrupt the current operating and business models.

I also question whether the further decomposition (hardware boxes -> VNFs -> microservices.) of complex architectures like IMS will be sustainable by vendors and manageable by providers. 

We explored some of these topics in The New IP radio show last year Evolving Voice in the NFV Era.
User Rank: Light Beer
3/25/2016 | 10:28:53 PM
Not entirely true
While I agree that NFV is still a nascent market, it has come a long way. Though there are still many companies marketing a virtual appliance as VNF, companies like Versa have proven a demonstrably better infrastructure with support for service chaining, scale-out and HA (along with a full stack of features).

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