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Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware. VNFs move individual network functions out of dedicated hardware devices into software that runs on commodity hardware.See More

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network services traditionally run on proprietary, dedicated hardware.

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5G architecture plus NFV, SDN offers performance gains

The intersection of 5G architecture and virtualization technologies like NFV and SDN could result in better network performance, but it will take ...

SDN fuels the network transformation needed for digital shift

There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the tech industry, but to obtain it, enterprises need to undertake network transformation. ...

NFV vs. VNF: What's the difference?

NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions.

New Verizon data centers support businesses, jar suppliers

New Verizon data centers are part of a two-pronged strategy of helping customers and taming suppliers through open technology.

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