Virtual Network Functions in the Next Release of Windows Server
Play Virtual Network Functions in the Next Release of Windows Server
Networks in modern datacenters are populated with a large and increasing variety of proprietary hardware appliances. Hardware cycles inhibit the rolling out of new revenue generating services, and constrain innovation in an increasingly network-centric and connected world. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) looks to leverage virtualization technologies and move this hardware-centric network equipment onto Virtual Machines on top of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Each of these network elements are called Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). This session provides an introduction to Microsoft efforts in NFV including the set of VNFs that will be delivered along in the next release of Windows Server.