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Introduction

This report seeks to highlight how critical big data analytics would be to ensure that services delivered over the hybrid network environment are assured and meet the evolving needs of customers.

Highlights

  • SDN/NFV deployments create more challenges for CSPs with respect to managing operations between the physical and virtual domains. As a consequence, CSPs will need to take immediate actions to resolve these challenges in order to realize the benefits of network virtualization.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides insights into some of the challenges CSPs face when deploying SDN/NFV technologies.
  • Provides use cases for application of big data analytics when operating physical and virtual networks.

Key questions answered

  • What big data analytics capabilities will be required in managing CSPs' hybrid networks?
  • What are the challenges CSPs would face when implementing big data analytics within their hybrid networks?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • CSPs
  • Vendors

SDN/NFV deployments are progressing, albeit slowly

  • CSPs are playing it safe with their SDN/NFV deployments

SDN/NFV creates more challenges for CSPs

  • Increasing complexities in managing the entire network
  • Network management platforms have to evolve
  • BSS needs to evolve

Big data and analytics will be the core enablers of CSPs' hybrid networks

  • CSPs' hybrid networks will generate more data
  • Analytics capabilities are critical
  • Use cases
  • Challenges in deploying big data analytics to support SDN/NFV

Vendors' approach

  • Vendors are actively embedding big data analytics to manage hybrid networks

Operator case study

  • SK Telecom utilizes big data analytics to drive real-time network monitoring of its hybrid network

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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