Recent trends in virtual network functions acceleration for carrier clouds

Summary form only given. In this keynote we will present the latest trends in deploying Virtual Network Functions (VNF) for Carrier Networks. The discussion will address the challenges that operators face and their different approaches when virtualizing mobile and fixed networking applications, including EPG, BNG and many others.

In addition we will highlight the latest developments in VNF acceleration, including potential acceleration targets and their locations in the Carrier Data center. And in conclusion explore the needs of a common acceleration abstraction and the standardization/industry efforts to achieve that goal, including Open Compute Project, Open Data Plane Project, OpenFlow and OpenFlow 2.0, ETSI and OPNFV.