Hardware versus Software Switching

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Any infrastructure will become obsolete over time, and need to evolve to adapt to changing usage needs. Few industries are impacted as directly by the need to evolve as the networking industry.

Telecom operators are pressing technology providers to provide them with the means to virtualize network nodes that accomplish certain network functions on top of a generic, open virtualized infrastructure: the Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure, or NFVI.

In this white paper, we will highlight how software based virtual switching is the next generation of networking appliances.