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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with a Touch of SDN by Paresh Shah, Syed Farrukh Hassan, Rajendra Chayapathi

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Chapter 1. The Journey to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Era

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a fast-emerging technology area that is heavily influencing the world of networking. It is changing the way networks are designed, deployed, and managed, transforming the networking industry towards a virtualization approach and moving away from customized hardware with prepackaged software.

This chapter walks you through the NFV journey and the market drivers behind it. It allows you to get acquainted with the concepts of NFV and examines the ongoing efforts towards standardization. It lays the foundation which is instrumental in understanding networking industry transition to NFV. It explains how the industry is evolving from a hardware ...

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