We spend a lot of time helping vendors with their messaging. You’d think, with years of practice behind them, they wouldn’t need much help. The reality is, particularly with new technologies, the messaging can be tricky. How, for instance, can you talk about technology roadmaps and product improvements without implicitly admitting that current products and solutions are still in need of some work?
Yep, it’s a fine line.
This came up recently on a briefing around network functions virtualization (NFV) where a vendor spent some time touting a partnership with Intel. The vendor claimed that work with Intel’s Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) was going to support the data plane optimization critical for NFV applications such as EPC when moving to server-based platforms – you know, applications where the packet processing performance is a major concern. Continue reading “NFV and How You Will Evaluate the Packet Core”