Standardized VNF License Management Framework

2020 Apr

Product Portfolio: North-South APIs

Tags: NFV, VNF

Summary:

This White Paper is aimed at Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and their VNF vendors who are currently challenged with introducing large numbers of VNFs into the Service Provider’s environment due to high overhead involved in agreeing and managing VNF licenses.


Abstract

This White Paper is aimed at Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and their VNF vendors who are currently challenged with introducing large numbers of VNFs into the Service Provider’s environment due to high overhead involved in agreeing and managing VNF licenses. Today’s non-standardized VNF licensing environment is holding back the rapid introduction of innovative new VNF products into the telecom environment and is a barrier to entry for many smaller VNF vendors. This problem will become increasingly acute with the growing deployment of SD-WAN managed services, 5G, and Edge Compute by CSPs.