Leveraging PNFs into VNFs: Get Your NFV Application Messaging Out Soon!

David Snow
David Snow

Summary Bullets:

  • Convincing carriers that their VNFs are as good as their PNFs calls for a variety of approaches from the vendor community.
  • VNF messaging approaches range from “battle-hardened” functionality to “cloud-inside” architectures; however pitched, it’s important to get it out soon.

As NFV gradually moves the industry from physical network functions (PNFs) to virtual network functions (VNFs), application vendors face choices regarding how to position themselves in this new world. As ever, a market transition like NFV will mean that there will be winners and losers. Laying aside all the NFV supporting pieces, such as infrastructure, management and orchestration, etc., what sorts of messaging are application vendors adopting to ensure that their VNFs are at least equally successful, or even more successful, than their PNFs? Continue reading “Leveraging PNFs into VNFs: Get Your NFV Application Messaging Out Soon!”