Telecom Council gathers 100+ telcos, vendors, startups, and VCs to review the results of NFV trials and which virtualization technologies and startups are on the move.
Silicon Valley, California, Feb 3, 2016/Meeting Recap/ The Telecom Council took our community to HP Enterprise on Tuesday 7 for a meeting for our NFV / SDN forum. The topic was “NFV: From PoC to Proven”. Our meeting thematically explored the fact that NFV functions are now passing from the Proof of Concept stage to…whatever comes after. And what we learned was:
A big thanks to all attendees, our speakers, the host HPE, and our panel moderator, Peter Jarich from Current Analysis. Most lively panelist award goes to a tie between Michael Bushong from Brocade, and JL Valente from Cisco, who sparred entertainingly around which company was poised for world domination.
The key take-away from the meeting was that the best practices for network operators with NFV include getting started. This is not a technology that lends itself to a Second Mover advantage. Because it involves cultural transformation, it cannot be done quickly with a forklift technology upgrade. Culture change is slow, requires re-training, new hiring practices, and organizational change. These can only successfully take place gradually. Start now.