uCPE: Driving a VNF-based services revolution
IHS Markit is presenting a webinar on uCPE: Driving a VNF-based services revolution on June 13, 2018.
IHS Markit Research shows that 85% of service providers worldwide plan to use NFV to offer managed services to their enterprise customer sites on new physical boxes called universal CPE, or uCPE. Firewall, SD-WAN, WAN optimization control, VPN, and IDS/IPS are a few of the services that operators plan to deliver on uCPE-boxes that include a "pico cloud," that is, a server processor, storage, and switching functions capable of executing one or more virtualized network functions or VNFs. Many operators are, or will be, deploying uCPE in 2018, including AT&T, Verizon, Orange Business Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, and more. Products for uCPE range from pluggables and small boxes capable of running a single VNF, to multi-tenant versions that support many VNFs and many customers. This webinar will share VNF support models, and cover operator plans and sample deployments, uCPE physical products, and thick/thin software clients along with new alternatives.