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To Overcome Hardware Supply Chain Issues, Go Virtual

David Tairych

One lesson digital leaders worldwide have learned from the pandemic is the increasing need to adapt quickly to disruption. Companies must be more agile, both in how they run their businesses and in how they take advantage of expansion opportunities in spite of supply chain issues. Network virtualization can help solve both challenges. Expanding networking functions into a new metro traditionally required enterprises to make a large upfront investment in physical hardware devices. Those devices often took several months to be deployed; since the pandemic started, the wait has grown even longer. In contrast, virtual network functions (VNFs) allow a…

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Posted by David Tairych on Apr 25, 2022

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