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clrmoney
clrmoney
12/7/2016 3:14:52 PM
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VNF big targets
They operators said they need to create more data center and maybe they should for VNF so do whatever is needed done. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/7/2016 3:32:29 PM
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at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
> "IHS's fourth global carrier survey also found that 100% of the responding operators planned on deploying SDN and NFV at some time."

Wow. I suppose when you don't give a timeframe, everyone will commit to deployments that have no hypothetical downside. 

Still, it seems rare to see 100% of carriers agreeing to do the same thing.... 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
12/7/2016 5:04:19 PM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
Good point. He actually repeated the same stat this morning. I'll ask him if I get the chance. 

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
12/7/2016 6:49:12 PM
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Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
This article is really interesting about the VNF. The big plans for the VNF is awsome and showing the progress of what can come. The vendors have to make sure everything checks out by checking all the different scenarios which can be difficult. This article was helpful and I learned alot from it.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/7/2016 9:40:58 PM
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Re: Study IDs Big Targets for VNFs
Yes, the logical choice for VNF is datacenters. Yet it could be argued you are going to find some really interesting use cases out on the edge. This could mean better performance and reliability - something that datacenters surely need "out" there. 

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Adi
Adi
12/8/2016 6:50:45 AM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
Yes, I think perhaps that data would have been more valuable if there was a timeframe included in the question, or a set of options that reflected relative enthusiasm, like a five point scale, or relative level of priority across the organization. 

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Ariella
Ariella
12/8/2016 9:02:09 AM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
@Adi that would lend it more meaningful context. Anther thing to look at is how the questions are set up, which also can influence outcomes to some extent. One more thing: do we know how many people answered the questions and what range they represent?

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
12/8/2016 9:59:57 AM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
Which is the approach Heavy Reading took on a recent report that I used for this infographic. 

BTW, he used the same slide yesterday afternoon when he introduced another panel. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/8/2016 12:49:44 PM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
It's probably difficult enough to just get valid responses from an industry-wide survey, much less to make sure each question is statistically accurate and not leading (or misleading). The datapoint that everyone surveyed agrees that these deployments are coming is significant in itself. That lays a baseline of what the trend is. Narrowing down the timeframe might actually be tricky since the responses could be material to investors. No one responding to a survey wants to have their company flooded with guidance questions from investors because a ticked box implied a multi-million dollar deployment in the next quarter or two.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/8/2016 12:57:08 PM
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Re: at some time in the future, everyone is virtual!
<No one responding to a survey wants to have their company flooded with guidance questions from investors because a ticked box implied a multi-million dollar deployment in the next quarter or two. > @mhhf1ve they have other ways of trying to find people to target, though they are often wrong in their assumptions. I frequently dowload information about technology for research. But every time I do it, it alerts the sponsoring company to a potential customer. I usually get a phone call a week or so later asking when I'd be considering purchasing a ___. I always have to explain that I'm not in the market myself and only reading for information.

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