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NFV: The reality of cost reduction

Chart.jpgAs with any new technology introduction, the decision to deploy Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by Communications Service Providers (CSPs) will be guided by a realistic business case and not just marketing promises. Fortunately, cost savings can be estimated. And these savings open a new world of opportunity for providers to drive innovation.


A sneak peak at an article by Ghassan Abdo,Senior Director of Communication Service Providers for HP Networking in the upcoming edition of HP Industry Edge helps provide some answers. 

SDN and NFV: A Q&A with HP’s Dave Larson

Mobility1.jpgUntil recently, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been struggling with inflexible networks built with vertically integrated silos that are physically chained together. This makes it hard to scale—up or down— and difficult to create new services.


In preparation of the publication of the HP Industry Insight eZine—and HP's presence at Mobile World Congress 2014—we offer a sneak peak at what HP’s Dave Larson, Chief Technology Officer of Networking, has to say about Software-Defined Networks working in tandem with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enabling CSPs to open new revenue streams and offer new services.


Pull up a chair at the HP Enterprise Services Guru Bar

discover13_banner_300x250.pngCollaborate with the experts at the HP Enterprise Services Guru Bar. Explore innovative solutions and approaches that breakdown barriers to growth, triumph over business challenges, satisfy end users and drive higher quality. Find us in the Discover Zone beside the HP Story Wall and across from the Meeting Center. Sessions start at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour.

Virtualization, Security, SAP HANA, Cloud : Around Enterprise Services, Nov 11

roundabout.jpgBy PT Umphress, Enterprise Services WW Marketing


Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:


  • How can Occupy Wall Street and Cloud Computing help smaller, mid-sized enterprises?
  • Bank CIO’s need to understand and leverage services IT solutions to meet their customer needs.
  • Securing the cloud through transparency
  • Why is the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Important? REALLY! Part 2
  • Transforming Payments for an Instant-On World
  • Creating agility & growth in retail banking through Business Process Outsourcing
  • HP named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports for MPS and MFPs/Printers
  • Virtual Agents in Financial Services: Part 2 - Q & A with Ross Feldman, CTO - Banking, Insurance
  • Make your virtual machine backups virtually worry-free
  • Virtualization at the heart of security in the cloud
  • A few thoughts on thinking strategically
  • Business Information at your finger tips – SAP HANA Computing
  • How do you improve employee productivity with HP Mobile Applications Services?
  • Kinect’s Anniversar​y

Virtualization at the heart of security in the cloud

When thinking about Cloud Security, think of virtual machines in a data center as resources.  And if you also think of security as an application, just like any other application, then security is a resource that you can scale up or down.  Virtual machines allow us to do things in the small, such as targeting a virtual machine to look for specific areas of security concern.   


For more on this concept, watch the interview with Martin Sadler, Director of Cloud and Security, HP Labs, Virtualization at the heart of security in the cloud, HP Cloud Summit, June 2011 in London.



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