Light Reading is thrilled to launch a new online resource to help communications service providers get the information they need to virtualize their networks and services. Virtuapedia catalogs, explains and ties together a massive array of information about the people, businesses, technologies, standards and ecosystems that are driving virtualization efforts by CSPs.
We've been working tirelessly for six months to define the scope of the business opportunity presented by virtualization; provide a realistic deployment timeline; and deliver a comprehensive database of vendors, CSPs, technologies, standards, people and products fundamental to building the new global virtualized communications economy. (See Light Reading Launches Virtuapedia, the Ultimate Resource for CSP Virtualization.)
Virtuapedia comprises two main kinds of resources:
- Unique, searchable databases covering the entire spectrum of network and services virtualization;
- Concise indexes to track CSP virtualization, progressing real-world input from dozens of the world's leading CSPs. The indexes will focus on virtualization planning, deployment and spending, and will be updated regularly. They'll provide CSPs with concrete and realistic benchmarks to measure their own performance against peers and competitors.
Additionally, the Virtuapedia People directory is a unique listing of communications pros who are participating directly in the virtualization transformation. Inclusion in the directory is voluntary and opt-in.
At launch time, Virtuapedia includes detailed listings of more than 200 functions, processes and services comprising a CSP virtualization taxonomy, grouped into 13 general categories; nearly 350 distinct vendors and CSPs involved in the global virtualization community; more than 300 products and services serving as building blocks for the new virtualization economy; 175 virtualization standards groups and associations, including open source initiatives; and a glossary of nearly 400 terms defining CSP virtualization efforts worldwide.
You can help! We encourage CSP industry professionals to add insights and information to Virtuapedia databases. Register here.