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Network Function Visualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are the hottest topics in networking at the moment. Large service providers such as Telefoncia and AT&T are embracing NFV as a way to roll back the build-up of proprietary appliance and instead rely upon off the shelf x86 servers running virtualised network applications. These can then be chained together using centralised controllers such as Contrail. This vision is certainly the correct way for the industry to evolve, but it will present more challenges than many anticipate.

 

In particular there has been very little attention paid to the choice of x86 servers that would be used to host NFV functions. The networking community often just sees this as a compute and storage cloud that will deliver whatever is required. It is not that simple.

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