Gluware: The Missing Piece in the Enterprise Adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

As VMWorld 2016 wraps up this week, it’s an interesting time to look at the move toward virtualization and, more specifically toward network functions virtualization (NFV). NFV has largely been driven by the carriers through the efforts of the ETSI ISG for NFV. The motivation for the carrier community is to drive network costs down by leveraging commercial off the shelf x86 compute platforms and running network functions (firewall, load balancer, router, EPC,..Etc.) in software….