The Common NFVI Telco Task Force (CNTT), which was formed in June, is key to both topics. The taskforce will work as an open committee, seeking agreement on a standard set of infrastructure profiles to overcome the problem of there being many versions of NFVi, which forces vendors to generate a different version of their VNFs for each one.
The plan is to simplify and accelerate NFVi developments and deployment, for the benefit of all parties, from NFVi vendors to VNF suppliers, service providers and their customers. The initial work is focused on virtual machines, with container platform profiles next on the agenda to smooth the transition towards the use of containers in telecoms.
These are the critical topics we will be discussing at our roundtable with a small group of invited guests chosen from the industry’s top vendors. It will be held at a premier venue in Central London on 20 November, followed by a networking lunch, plus a golden opportunity for guests to share their success stories and lessons learned with their peers.
Spaces are allocated on an individual basis to relevant senior professionals, subject to approval.