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Shaunn
Shaunn
10/3/2017 11:12:57 AM
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Necessity is Necessary
As great as virtualization is, it seems to be falling on the back burner for most companies; NFV is likely only to take off once it can work as well as traditional networks with the effort required to operate traditional networks (not to metion the cost alone!).

The truth is, networks have worked fine as they are, and an upgrade isn't urgent right now, though extremely benificial in the really, really, long run.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2017 6:32:25 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
That's why a good project manager builds in a large cushion when planning milestones. Even then though, it seems more likely to fall behind schedule than ahead!

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dlr5288
dlr5288
8/30/2017 1:20:34 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
I think it definitely will take longer than expected, but I also think the end result will be so worth the wait.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
8/28/2017 12:50:04 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@freehe This is incredibly true. 

For all the grief given to project managers sometimes, they really are good at their jobs in getting everyone on the same page. 

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freehe
freehe
8/27/2017 10:08:54 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@afwriter, That is the problem with most companies who embark on implementing new technologies. But if you have a good project management/portfolio management team they should be able to set better deadlines that may still miss the mark but won't be so drastic in the timeline.

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freehe
freehe
8/27/2017 10:07:06 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@dcawrey. I agree. Virtualization will take longer than expected. This is due to required time, money and resources. In addition it will require hiring staff and/or training staff that are skilled in virtualization. I have seen companies that switch to virtualization and are stuck when a problem occurs or results in huge delays fixing issues due to lack of knowledge on how to monitor virtualized products, how to detect anomolies, etc.

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DHagar
DHagar
8/23/2017 5:03:36 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@afwriter, thanks!  I think it gives a very realistic reflection of real-world steps to adopting and then transforming into virtualization; which is probably an excellent pathway to full adoption.

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afwriter
afwriter
8/23/2017 10:52:38 AM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@Dhagar I echo your sentiments exactly. It would be great to see virtualization further along, but I think that the fact that we are seeing the numbers move in a positive direction inspires optimism.

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afwriter
afwriter
8/23/2017 10:46:06 AM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
@faryl, that is a great point. It's kind of hard to hit a deadline if no one has ever done it before to tell you how long it should reasonably take. 

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faryl
faryl
8/22/2017 2:58:08 PM
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Re: The Future of Virtualization
I wonder if it will be easier to accurately assess/project project milestones once this is a process more companies have embraced. So often with projects like these, lack of prior experience means it's hard to have a sense of how large an impact the "unknown" might have.

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