Accepting a Virtualized Functions (VNFs) into Corporate IT

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Tue Nov 29 11:35:34 UTC 2016


On 29/Nov/16 12:55, Alexander Harrowell wrote:

> This is a really interesting thread; my telco clients are mad keen on
> various solutions of this general form. As a rule they would love to
> consolidate their various SME and enterprise CPEs down to a single x86 box
> that gets configured with VNFs from a central VIM or container pool. But
> they'd also love to sell you all your networking out of that box - and one
> of the big questions I have is just how many companies would accept "LAN as
> a Service". It may be even more difficult for SMEs as the cost of going
> back on the deal is higher the less in-house capability you have.

I'd say it's reasonably common.

We have a number of 3rd party companies running the LAN's of our
enterprise customers, here in Africa.

Mark.



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