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Sep 19 2018   6:52PM GMT

virtual network functions (VNF)

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Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware. Continued…

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“A VNF refers to the implementation of a network function using software that is decoupled from the underlying hardware. This can lead to more agile networks, with significant Opex and Capex savings.” – Darien Hirotsu

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Application streaming and virtualization can help you _______ greater network efficiency.
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