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NFV Tests & Trials

SlideshowEXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results

muzza2011 12/10/2015 | 2:39:46 PM
Network now needs a permanent Proof of Concept lab We're at the 'art of the possible' stage, rather than the 'start of the probable' regarding live deployment... which if taken at face value, should wholly sidestep the heinous blunder of productionising a nine 5's infrastructure in for a five 9's expectation.

As much as the IT proposition to a user involves all layers of the ISO stack, if you screw the network you've lost the farm, which then negates any major investment in state of the art delivery systems up the stack.

Any tech worth their weight will crash and burn this stuff on Proof of Concept lab... and weld all the fork doors closed... as it'll be their 'nads on the line should if fail in production, not any IT upper heirarchy who decided to make an (unwise) executive decision.

Fail means *anything* regardless whether its a SNAFU or an hack-attack vector that no-one tested. 

In short, test to destruction, armour-plate the resultant design, and always have a PoC lab bubbling away in the background for the next iteration, because the genie is now out of the bottle and won't go back in.
mhhf1ve 12/8/2015 | 8:56:52 PM
Open source doesn't necessarily mean any support available... It's always interesting to see how open source platforms still have gaping holes with major unsupported functions. Every fork/flavor of an open source project means more than a few potential gaps for interoperability with other forks.

 
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