Accepting a Virtualized Functions (VNFs) into Corporate IT

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Mon Nov 28 18:34:15 UTC 2016

On 28/Nov/16 20:10, Jared Mauch wrote:

> my experiences say that most people would accept this.  things like IT are a cost
> and any way to externalize that cost makes sense.  If you look at something like
> a SMB service, where you have mandatory NID or provider managed CPE/handoff,
> having a solution pre-built seems like a no-brainer.

Agreed - if the customer neither has nor wants to maintain the skill-set
necessary to operate the solution, then outsourcing it to a vendor (or
their partner) means they will want to make sure the customer does not
have the chance to mess it up.

So yes, if I were in the vendor's/partner's position, I'd lock down root
as well.

But if you're a power user and have the team for this, I'd walk.


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