Posted by Mae Kowalke on Friday, April 01, 2016 with No comments
For service providers seeking to transform their delivery methods for enterprise services, what are the decision factors and implementation options around virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE)? Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Services at Ovum, explores this topic in a new (Accedian-sponsored) white paper: "Decision Factors in Service Providers’ vCPE Migration."
Enterprise services are typically delivered with a handful of single-function, proprietary hardware appliances located at the customer premises and connected to a network. Virtualized CPE (vCPE) is a new networking framework based on the ETSI NFV architectural framework that leverages cloud and virtualization technologies to deliver network services from a virtualized platform located at the customer premises, the provider cloud node, or both.
Read the full white paper for an in-depth look at this emerging use case for network functions virtualization (NFV).
- Video: vCPE Deployment Options – Light Reading Webinar Replay
- Blog Post: 3 Ways CenturyLink is Using Virtualization to be More Services-Centric
- Video: vCPE for Carrier Ethernet
- Blog Post: vCPE: Technical and Business Drivers