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In most cases, service providers' migration to virtualization have led to the addition of more components and functions that attempt to bridge the legacy networks with new virtualized elements and applications. By bringing a software developer's mindset to his job, Dunstan has taken a subtractive approach instead of an additive approach to CenturyLink's third-generation NFV/SDN employment, which he said would increase CenturyLink's velocity.
Wilson wrote that Dunstan's NFV/SDN engineering team was leveraging Agile IT software development principles that were also used at Active Broadband. Instead of relying on vendors and system integrators, Dunstan's team is taking an internal approach to its next NFV/SDN phase by writing its own software.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
Since its inception in February of this year, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) has attracted a community of more than 50 leading suppliers and global carriers, who support more than 55% of the world's mobile subscribers. ONAP, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, was designed as an end-to-end framework for real-time, policy-driven automation of physical and virtual network functions. It not only unifies the telecom sector, but also provides it with a viable roadmap for network orchestration and automation well into the future.