Are Telcos Ready for Containers?
BY STEVE GLEAVE ON JAN 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM
Just as operators and vendors are getting comfortable with deploying virtualized network functions (VNFs) in virtual machines, containers have emerged as the better way to host cloud native applications and reap more benefits from cloud environments. In the context of NFV, the rise of containers is perhaps just another indication of the rapid pace of change and innovation that software-based networking enables for communication service providers (CSPs). Even though challenges remain, developments are moving so quickly that there are likely to be container deployments in production telco networks by the end of 2018.