What is Distributed NFV

| July 6, 2017

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As functions on the network move to a virtualized model -- called Network Functions Virtualization or NFV -- network operators must determine the need to either centralize or distribute these software-based functions. In this Chalk Talk session, John Hawkins, Ciena’s resident Ethernet guru, explains the pro's and con's of Distributed Network Functions Virtualization, or D-NFV, versus a centralized model, as well as options for a hybrid NFV model.

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