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Network Function Virtualization by Thomas D. Nadeau, Ken Gray

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Foreword by Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Lift and Shift Is Necessary but not Sufficient

This book by Ken and Tom on Network Function Virtualization is perhaps the first time they have laid out both a fantastic review of the vast landscape of technologies related to virtualized networking, and woven in a subtle argument and allusion to what the future of this technology holds. I may be drunk on my own Koolaid, but I certainly read the book with a specific lens in which I asked the question “Where are we on the maturity continuum of the technology and how close is it to what operators and customers need or want to deploy?” The answer I believe I read from Tom and Ken is that “We’ve only just begun.” (Now try and get Karen Carpenter out of your head ...

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