Welcome to the Packet Pushers Weekly podcast. Today we’re exploring Network Functions Virtualization or NFV. As the name suggests, NFV takes networking functions (for example, firewalling or load balancing) that used to be tied to a hardware platform and turns them into virtual instances that are disaggregated from the underlying hardware.
NFV introduces new ways to deploy networking services in the data center and for carriers and service providers. In this episode we’ll get our arms around the concept of NFV, business drivers and use cases, how it differs from SDN, and the technologies that enable it.
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