The Economic Benefits of Virtual Edge Services
Network function virtualization allows many virtual network functions to run on a single x86 physical device. This allows managed service providers to offer many edge services on a single physical platform. This helps reduce both CapEx and OpEx by decreasing hardware expenses, power, operations, and management expenses. In this paper Peter Fetterolf present the results of a business model that shows a virtual edge can reduce the total cost of ownership by 39%.
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