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faryl
faryl
6/28/2016 8:51:40 PM
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Security
"Overall, security was cited as the top priority that the Linux Foundation 's OPNFV Project should investigate" Security seems to be the prevailing priority surfacing from most surveys. Seems like a smart area to develop skills in to be marketable these days.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 9:52:36 PM
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Opeators Have NFV Plans
"94% of the operators in its survey had NFV strategy plans in place." This is great news.

"To address those security concerns, the OPNFV Project formed a security working group last year."

Glad to know that they are making security a top priority. All companies should do the same.

"The biggest hurdles cited were "lack of skill set" and "lack of upper management support." Despite those barriers, 47% recognized NFV as a priority for their company."

This is a hurdle in several companies, management may support an initiative but employees may not. Or, management may not want to spend the money to hire a specialized skill set.

Implementing NFV requires several components to be successful.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/29/2016 11:11:32 PM
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Re: Opeators Have NFV Plans
@freehe - It's really interesting that upper managment isn't involved for some of these companies. You would expect upper managment to be a big part of unrolling any company changes. Aren't they the ones doing the approving?

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
6/29/2016 11:40:42 PM
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Re: Opeators Have NFV Plans
Elizabeth, the thing is, upper management also defines what's important enough for upper management to think about. This is why many more than one company throughout business history has suddenly discovered they were doing something only when they suddenly got credit for it.  The race to build the first laser, for example, was apparently mostly over before any of the leadership of the participants was really aware of it.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 5:42:43 PM
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Re: Opeators Have NFV Plans
Facinating. Any chance all these folks worked in varied silos without communicating accross divisions? :)

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batye
batye
7/7/2016 3:37:02 AM
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Re: Opeators Have NFV Plans
@Michelle could not agree more very interesting to know... but I think it gonna be some-time before we get rid of silos... or if we ever :)

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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/28/2016 11:41:41 PM
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Re: Security
It's nice to see that security is starting to be the main priority. I think it's only going to become more and more important as technology becomes more advanced.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
6/28/2016 11:14:15 PM
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It depends on what a "plan" is and what "in place" means.
I'm wondering how much of the current "plans in place" consist entirely of "upper management has already looked at the advantages and realized that NFV will be taking over, sooner or later.  Therefore they said that as soon as you can move to NFV for a reasonable price and with a system that is about as reliable as current ones, we're supposed to do it."  It would be nice to see just how elaborate those plans are -- or are not!

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afwriter
afwriter
6/28/2016 11:21:05 PM
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Re: It depends on what a "plan" is and what "in place" means.
@JohnBarnes I enjoy how we both have the same feelings about "upper managment".  I echo your thoughts completely. It's almost like the Space Race "oh you guys are close to implimenting that?  Uhhh yeah so are we."  *Loosens collar neverously*

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
6/29/2016 11:13:05 AM
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Re: It depends on what a "plan" is and what "in place" means.
The devil, or god, is in the details on the NFV plans. We'll see. I was surprised that 6% said they didn't have a plan. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/29/2016 11:17:48 AM
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NFV Plans
Let's see how this work out for the operators with these NFV plans. See how it wil be in the long run.

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batye
batye
7/7/2016 3:38:18 AM
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Re: NFV Plans
@clrmoney I would say we gonna have to wait and see... or time will tell...

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