Containers and Telcos Integration Market Report 2019: Explore the Interrelationship Between NFV and Containers -

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Chapters two and three will explore the interrelationship between NFV and containers, highlighting the drivers and challenges for containers. Chapters four and five will examine the initiatives of vendors and telcos.

Chapter six covers quantitative forecasts. It covers fourteen CNFs - load balancing, routing, switching, IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), evolved packet core (EPC), radio access network (RAN), session border controller (SBC), customer premise equipment (CPE), domain name server (DNS), firewall, IPsec, voice over IP (VoIP) and testing.

Individual CNF market is broken down by container morphology, implementation methodology and geographical region.

Container morphology includes provisioning and runtime; orchestration; and application deployment. Implementation methodology includes VM and bare metal.

In theory, the value-proposition of containers is crystal clear - ridding the network function of the unwanted overheads of the VM, providing exceptional levels of functional fine-graining through microservices and extracting the fullest from the underlying computing infrastructure by taking the bare metal route of deployment.

In practice, however, these seemingly straightforward considerations are exerted to a sustained onslaught by the combined forces of telco-inertia, apprehension and genuine concerns surrounding performance and product-readiness. This potent combination of almost equally poised positives and challenges makes the CNF landscape a very exciting and intriguing landscape to forecast.

Another aspect that needs to be understood in the context of CNFs is that this market will not add to the lure of VNFs. Quite to the contrary, it will cannibalize the VNFs. In essence, CNFs can be looked upon as an outcome of the telco disillusionment with VNFs to an extent.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

1.1 CNFs, NFV and their Connection

1.2 Love-Hate Relationship of CNFs and NFV

1.3 Report Organization and Market Forecast Taxonomy

2 NFV and Containers

2.1 What are Containers?

2.2 Microservices

2.3 Container Morphology

2.3.1 Provisioning and Run-time Management Block Docker Engine

2.3.2 Orchestration Block Kubernetes

2.3.3 Application Deployment Block

2.4 Deployment Methodologies Virtual Machine (VM) Bare Metal Cloud or Container as-a-Service (CaaS)

2.5 Stateful and Stateless Containers

2.6 CNCF and CNFs

2.7 NFV -The Other Pole

2.7.1 The NFV Progression

2.7.2 History of NFV

2.7.3 NFV architecture VNFi/NFVi VNFs MANO

2.8 NFV and CNF

2.8.1 ONAP and CNFs

3 NFV Use-Cases and Containers

3.1 Contrasting CNF and VNFs

3.2 Advantage CNF

3.2.1 Freedom from Hypervisors

3.2.2 File-level Resource Management

3.2.3 Portability

3.2.4 Microservices-powered Scalability and Granularity

3.2.5 Quick Operationalization

3.2.6 Quick Orchestration with a Caveat

3.2.7 Containers and 5G

3.3 Limitations of Containers

3.3.1 Familiarity with VMs

3.3.2 Telco Demands

3.3.3 Latency

3.3.4 Security

3.3.5 Flexibility

3.3.6 Hardware Enhancements

3.3.7 Co-existence with PNFs and VNFs

3.4 Implications of CNFs for Specific Use-Cases

3.4.1 RAN

3.4.2 EPC

4 Solution Provider Profiles

4.1 Provisioners and Run-time Management

4.2 Orchestration Management

4.3 Application Deployment Management

4.4 Case Study - Ericsson

4.4.1 Introduction

4.4.2 Roadmap

4.4.3 Cloud Native Application (CNA)

4.4.4 Evolution and Perspective

4.5 Case Study - Nokia

4.5.1 Introduction

4.5.2 Cloud Packet Core

4.5.3 Telecom Application Server

4.5.4 Nuage VSP

4.5.5 Tempering Optimism with Pragmatism

4.6 Company Profiles

4.7 6wind

4.8 Aarna

4.9 Adva

4.10 Affirmed Network

4.11 Amarisoft

4.12 Amartus

4.13 Amdocs

4.14 Anuta

4.15 Aricent/Altran

4.16 Avi Networks

4.17 Barefoot Networks

4.18 Calsoft

4.19 Canonical/Ubuntu

4.20 Ciena

4.21 Cisco

4.22 Cloudify

4.23 Core Network Dynamics (CND)


4.25 Cumulus

4.26 Dell Technologies

4.27 Enea

4.28 F5 Networks

4.29 Fortinet

4.30 Huawei

4.31 Intel

4.32 Juniper

4.33 Lumina Networks

4.34 Mavenir

4.35 Mellanox

4.36 Metaswitch

4.37 NEC

4.38 Netrounds

4.39 Radisys

4.40 Red Hat

4.41 Tigera

4.42 VMware

4.43 ZTE

5 Telco Profiles

5.1 The NFV and CNF Conundrum

5.2 Case Study- Rakuten

5.2.1 The All-out Cloud Native Approach

5.3 Case Study - CenturyLink

5.3.1 Early Adopter of Virtualization

5.3.2 Cautious Approach to CNFs

5.4 Telco Profiles

5.5 Airtel

5.6 AT&T

5.7 BT

5.8 CableLabs

5.9 China Mobile

5.10 China Telecom

5.11 China Unicom

5.12 Deutsche Telekom

5.13 NTT DoCoMo

5.14 Orange

5.15 SK Telecom

5.16 Swisscom

5.17 Telefonica

5.18 Telenor

5.19 Telia

5.20 Turkcell

5.21 Verizon

5.22 Vodafone

6 Quantitative Forecasts

6.1 Research Methodology and Forecast Taxonomy

6.1.1 Forecast Taxonomy

6.2 Container Morphology

6.3 Deployment Methodologies

6.4 Regional Markets

6.5 Breakdown by CNF

6.5.1 Load Balancing CNF

6.5.2 Routing CNF

6.5.3 Switching CNF

6.5.4 IMS CNF

6.5.5 EPC CNF

6.5.6 RAN CNF

6.5.7 SBC CNF

6.5.8 CPE CNF

6.5.9 Gateway CNF

6.5.10 DNS CNF

6.5.11 Firewall CNF

6.5.12 IPsec CNF

6.5.13 VoIP CNF

6.5.14 Testing CNF

7 Glossary and Acronyms

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For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900