This is placed on the site as a courtesy to our subscribers. This is the original NFV concept paper, written by representatives from 13 CSPs at the 2012 SDN & Openflow World Congress, Darmstadt Germany.
Form the title page:
Network Functions Virtualisation
An Introduction, Benefits, Enablers, Challenges & Call for Action
This is a non-proprietary white paper authored by network operators.
The key objective for this white paper is to outline the benefits, enablers and challenges for Network Functions Virtualisation (as distinct from Cloud/SDN) and the rationale for encouraging an international collaboration to accelerate development and deployment of interoperable solutions based on high volume industry standard servers.
CONTRIBUTING ORGANISATIONS & AUTHORS
AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Mobile, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telstra, Verizon.
October 22-24, 2012 at the “SDN and OpenFlow World Congress”, Darmstadt-Germany.