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The Business Value of Carrier-Grade NFV Infrastructure



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Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing insatiable customer demands for bandwidth and new services. As CSPs migrate from traditional to virtualized network function (VNF) infrastructures in order to support these market demands, they must ensure they receive the same level of availability as their once purpose-built networks - NFVI solutions must be evaluated for their carrier-grade performance. 

As found by ACG Research on the topic:

  • The average cost of service availability downtime is estimated to be between 3% to 4% annually.
  • HPE Helion Openstack Carrier Grade  provided a 64% TCO based ROI compared to a leading enterprise grade offering
  • The HPE offering provided 19% total TCO savings and lower overall OPEX with a marginal savings of $55K / year for every hour saved in a day with lower labor intervention in the network operations
  • $1.2B revenue differential over five years (for a service provider that deploys HPE HCG instead of an enterprise-grade solution)

The performance of HPE’s virtualization platform, Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade, is included in the full ACG Research report - “The Business Value of Carrier-Grade NFV Infrastructure.”


Learn more at our HPE OpenNFV website and sign up for our monthly newsletter here.

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