Six minute guide: what SDN & NFV REALLY mean

May 20, 2013

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The arrival of software-controlled networks and function virtualisation will change everything, so how the new acronyms are defined depends in large part on where the expert involved is coming from (or going to). Martyn Warwick asked a dozen of them the question: could you define SDN and NFV? All the answers were different, but together they make a lot of sense.


Rose Schooler, Vice President, Intel Architecture Group and General Manager

Don McCullough, Director Strategic Communications, Group Function Technology, Ericsson

Rob Sherwood, CTO, Controller Technologies, Big switch

Donald Clark, Director, Corporate Business Development, NEC

Sean Varley, Strategic Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation

Michael Howard, founder and Principal Analyst, Infonetics

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