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Introduction

Enterprises globally are making more use of cloud services and increasingly moving to cloud as the main platform for their ICT services.

Highlights

  • Telecoms operators have played a major role in helping develop secure and reliable cloud service infrastructures across their own networks, and now are the first choice as cloud platform providers for many enterprises.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines what enterprises are looking forward to from NFV-based services.
  • Assesses the operational and commercial benefits of NFV-based services.

Key questions answered

  • What are SDN and NFV and how do they complement one another?
  • Which telecoms service providers have introduced SDN and NFV services?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Telcos need to explain the business benefits of SDN and NFV

  • NFV brings the enterprise user into the SDN picture
  • Flexibility, cloud integration, and some cost savings
  • Highlight the advantages of SDN/NFV working together
  • What will it look like?
  • Telcos with NFV-enabled services for the enterprise
  • Regional hotspots: Asia-Pacific is unique

Ovum analysis

  • What enterprises expect from NFV-based services
  • How service providers should ensure they meet the CIO requirement

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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