White Paper: vCPE Evolution Path

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 with No comments

As business services move to the cloud from private data centers, the focus shifts toward assured data center connectivity. Such services face intense cost pressure but, since they form the lifelines between enterprises and business-critical infrastructure, QoS can't be sacrificed. 

To realize cost savings and improve service agility, leading service providers are virtualizing as many customer premises equipment (CPE) and functions as possible. This makes virtualized CPE (vCPE) a critical component for competitive delivery models. A logical extension of network function virtualization (NFV) is applying this approach to vCPE. 

Migration to NFV is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be painful. The best approaches unify programmable vCPE options using orchestrated virtualization using open, real-time architecture to deliver extensibility and cost benefits. The changing role of vCPE necessitates exploration of capability sets and diverse performance assurance applications emerging from this transformation to NFV-based appliances. 

The journey from standalone to NFV-based vCPE brings with it a new set of technology options and business opportunities for service providers. Read Accedian's newest white paper, "vCPE Evolution Path," for an in-depth look at how NFV-powered vCPE solutions are driving agility, cost-efficiency, and operational excellence for business services. 

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