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Recent Reports

NFV MANO: What's Wrong & How to Fix It
Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2015
The NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack is critical for NFV, but it remains weakly defined, leading to idiosyncratic vendor implementations. The resulting "zoo" of NFV MANO products is causing operator confusion and creating a major barrier to NFV adoption. This report analyzes the issues influencing vendors' interpretations of NFV MANO and the need for greater functional clarity. The report profiles 19 leading vendors of NFV MANO solutions and assesses their strategies, positioning and products.
LENGTH: 63 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Integrated Multicore Processors for the Software-Defined Network: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2015
The delivery of new services based on SDN and NFV technologies depends on the latest multicore processors. This report delivers a complete competitive analysis of multicore processors, IP and software, covering more than 80 products from 15 vendors. It offers detailed information on all types of high-performance multicore processors, including integrated multicore processors, general-purpose multicore processors and network processors, covering key product features, power, package and availability.
LENGTH: 75 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Social CRM Best Practices for Service Providers
Vol. 12, No. 13, December 2014
Service providers need a social CRM solution to make sense of social media's structured and unstructured data, understand users' moods in real time, and perform social network and sentiment analysis. This report explores the leading drivers for social CRM, pain points that prevent service providers from having optimal social CRM today, and the social CRM best practices of advanced service providers. The report also profiles 14 vendors that offer social CRM solutions to service providers.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
2020 Vision: The Heavy Reading Perspective
Vol. 12, No. 12, December 2014
Published in conjunction with Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, this report explores the business and technology issues that will have the greatest impact on the telecom industry's evolution in the run-up to year 2020. Each section of the report focuses on a specific area and is written by the Heavy Reading analyst who is leading the coverage in that area. The collective expertise of our analyst team sheds light on the key enablers that will shape the telecom landscape over the next five years.
LENGTH: 38 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
SDN in the WAN: Service Provider Opportunities & Challenges
Vol. 12, No. 11, November 2014
In just a few short years, SDN has risen from academic obscurity to become the most transformative business and technology trend the telecom world has seen in decades. But now that the initial technology hype stage has passed, operators are grappling with the hard questions that come with concrete implementation. This report provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and challenges for service providers as they migrate their networks to the agile, software-driven architectures of the future.
LENGTH: 36 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Service Chaining in Software-Centric Telecom Networks
Vol. 12, No. 10, November 2014
Network service chaining is an emerging set of processes and technologies that have the potential to radically change how telecom networks are designed and operated. This report examines the drivers for service chaining in telecom networks and identifies the innovations and architectures needed to realize the concept. It also analyzes emerging use cases, implementation challenges and the promise to improve how operators offer cloud services in the software-defined data center.
LENGTH: 46 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
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