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Research and Markets: Virtualization: Impact on Enterprise Networks and Cloud Infrastructure

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2dfsfs/virtualization) has announced the addition of the "Virtualization: Impact on Enterprise Networks and Cloud Infrastructure" report to their offering.

Virtualization represents a game-changer in IT infrastructure planning, operations, and management as major components (servers, desktops, storage and even entire data centers) are virtualized. The recent trend is for virtualization of key network components (routers, switches, dedicated servers, etc.), which is referred to in the industry as Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

NFV completely changes the way network architecture is viewed as fixed network elements, consisting of hardware components that are diverse in their make and configuration, is no more the design that is the norm. NFV allows an operator to optimize its infrastructure and increase service agility, representing a solution to problems that have plagued them for quite some time. NFV allows quicker time-to-market for new services because virtualized functions allow operators to introduce new services much faster and at much lower cost.

NFV represents a technical approach and solution set that helps enterprise companies optimize their operation in the face of rising hardware costs, manpower costs and stringent IT budgets. This report provides comprehensive analysis of NFV and its relationship and importance to enterprise IT management, network equipment, and communications.

This report includes a working model Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to determine the business case for an organization to move to NFV. Unlike a static business case, a TCO model takes into consideration, feature/functionality deployment with respect to both time and geography dimensions.

Target Audience:

- Cloud service providers

- Enterprise companies of all types

- Telecom and enterprise API providers

- Communications infrastructure providers

- Enterprise networking equipment providers

Key Topics Covered:

1. Network Function Virtualization

1.1 Why Nfv Is Inevitable And Impactful

1.2 How Nfv Works

1.3 Overall Benefits Of Nfv

1.4 The Impact On The Operator And Service Provider Environment

1.5 Implications For The Enterprise

2. Nfv & The Enterprise

2.1 Enterprise Landscape Analysis

2.2 Overall Benefits For Enterprises

2.3 Case Studies

2.4 Challenges For Nfv Adoption In Enterprise

2.5 A Brief Overview Of Cloudnfv Architecture

2.6 What This Mean For Enterprise

2.7 Sdn + Nfv: A Robust And Lean Network

2.8 Benefits Of A Tco (Or Life Cycle Cost) Analysis

2.9 Comparing The Traditional Way And The Tco Way

2.10 Tco Analysis Working Model

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2dfsfs/virtualization

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