NFV World Congress and SDN & OpenFlow World Congress are the main global forums for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Having just returned from my fifth conference in this series, and my first as part of the NEC/Netcracker team, I was thrilled to see the tremendous momentum and adoption of SDN/NFV across the industry.
NEC/Netcracker kicked off this year’s NFV World Congress with its workshop, “Is Your Business Ready to Move Forward with SDN/NFV?” Presentations on how to move forward with operations, business and organizational challenges provoked some lively discussions among the assembled network operators and analysts. Those conversations spilled over to the dinner that followed and came up again over the next few days at the show.
Here are my five takeaways from this year’s NFV World Congress:
The conversations, of course, don’t stop there. We’ll be at TM Forum Live! in Nice, France, next week helping even more service providers take the next step forward to commercializing SDN/NFV.
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