Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) was designed to help the telecom industry accelerate innovation and launch services quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. This is done primarily by replacing hardware-centric equipment with cloud native and microservices approaches that allow key core and edge functionality to be virtualized in telecommunications networks.
Over the last several years, we have been working with some of the largest and most successful Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the world, and it's been fascinating to be part of their transformation teams, contributing to their large-scale projects, as virtualized and software defined networks emerge and legacy networks continue to fade into the past.
We’ve probably all been accused of taking things for granted – whether it’s a beautiful picturesque day if you’re lucky enough to live in a tropical location; or the fact that you have reliable transportation to get you to and from your job and daily activities; or the infrastructure such as bridges and roads that we travel every day. But when something that you take for granted suddenly fails, the impact can be devastating. Take for example, legacy telephone switches, commonly known as “TDM Switches”. Many of these switches have far out