There was a lot of buzz around the state of NFV at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress held in Dusseldorf last week. Both operators and vendors had a lot to say about NFV, but one thing was certain; going back to old way of deploying network functions using proprietary hardware is not going to happen. And although NFV is nearing its third birthday, according DTAG’s Axel Clauberg, it’s really going through puberty right now, which provided everyone in the audience a pretty good mental picture of where the technology was at this time. Some of the recurring points brought up in the conference included:
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