How to use an ATCA switch in the era of NFV?

While NFV attempts to put future Telecom in software-based virtual network functions (VNFs), rendering them hardware-independent, can service providers ignore their hardware? Is there still a place for ATCA platforms and switches in the NFV era? At this stage in Telecom network evolution, orchestrators and controllers do not provide the necessary level of reliability and still have not solved all the redundancy challenges. Telcos are still likely to deploy carrier-grade hardware to ensure the reliability of network functions. We also have to consider network-edge functions that are localized in Points…

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