Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Telco and NFV Workloads in vSphere

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Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are looking toward Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) as a means to radically transform their businesses by lowering costs and enabling rapid and agile service innovation. In doing so they aim to reverse the trend of margin erosion driven by the high cost of infrastructure and lack of service differentiation. These trends have long been associated with traditional monolithic and proprietary service platforms.

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