IT infrastructure has become more complex than ever, especially when it comes to networking and the reality of highly distributed infrastructures.
That’s why many enterprises are turning to network functions virtualisation (NFV) - and it's on track to be worth US$70 billion by 2024.
It's a big industry - but what exactly is NFV?
It is fast becoming the go-to method of simplifying corporate networks from planning, through deployment and management.
Think about the different networking approaches that enterprises encounter: wired, wireless, physical, virtual, on-premise and cloud, enterprise and remote, voice, data and unified communications, and much more.
Enterprise networks must support a growing number of distributed functions as well, which means there is more complexity and possibly skyrocketing Capex costs. NFV simplifies these networks in what is typically a cost-efficient, secure, reliable, and expandable way - with demonstrable results.
The case for NFV is clear: according to responses from more than 1300 IT and networking professionals around the world, 57% say their organisation has deployed or plans to deploy NFV.
Decision-makers looking for a solution that virtualises a wide range of network functions should evaluate and select a solution that helps collapse disparate, complex and geographically dispersed network segments into a seamless, comprehensive architecture.
Enterprises outline their considerations in this study, built on evidence from those directly involved with building a strong networking infrastructure.
See how other enterprises are using NFV and build a case for NFV opportunities within your organisation.