Dialogic Blog

Open Source Software and NFV

by Jim Machi

Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Open source and NFV

Early this year, Dialogic commissioned STL Partners to find out more about how service providers view open source software in their networks.  I’ve written about this a few times in my blogs.  Recently, I’ve been reading about service providers saying that they want more open source software in their networks, especially as it relates to NFV.  There are pros and cons of that which I have written about before.

Well, there is a lot of software in a service provider’s network, so that could mean almost anything.  This graphic gives a good overview about what that might mean, given it was constructed by STL Partners interviewing various service providers.  At this point in time, key platforms such as network infrastructure and M2M would remain closed source software.  It makes sense given the mission-critical aspect of these platforms.

To read more on this paper, please go here.

Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud