Technological Advancements to Accelerate Growth in Global Network Function Virtualization Market

TMR | April 05, 2019

Increasing demand for networking services is likely to expand the global network function virtualization market. Growing internet penetration, higher use of smart devices including smartphones, tablets, and other devices fueled the need for advanced networking services such as network function virtualization. Moreover, the mobile sector requires more data-intensive applications along with better network capacity to meet customer requirements. This factor will also fuel growth in the global network function virtualization market. Adding further, technological advancements and usage of switches, routers, optical transport, and mobile edges, due to enhanced performance and lowering costs will further boost the global network function virtualization market in the coming years. There are also high chances that network function virtualization might replace traditional network functions such as DHCP, DNS, and IPAM on the account of improved performance of telecom service providers. Moreover, deployment of network function virtualization will bring a structural change in the way a telecommunication infrastructure. It will further bring a considerable change in the manner applications are delivered to the service providers.

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Splunk Enterprise is the platform for analyzing machine data. Splunk software can be deployed in physical, virtual, cloud or hybrid environments. When deploying Splunk software in a virtualized environment, it is important to plan appropriately. While Splunk Enterprise fully supports virtual deployment, careful planning and configuration should be followed to minimize effects of virtualization overhead. This tech brief describes performance considerations and guidelines for deploying Splunk core components inside virtual machines. Some of the recommendations are specific to particular environments, such as Linux and VMware. For your specific environment, consider the function of the recommendations, not necessarily the specific configuration.

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Splunk Enterprise is the platform for analyzing machine data. Splunk software can be deployed in physical, virtual, cloud or hybrid environments. When deploying Splunk software in a virtualized environment, it is important to plan appropriately. While Splunk Enterprise fully supports virtual deployment, careful planning and configuration should be followed to minimize effects of virtualization overhead. This tech brief describes performance considerations and guidelines for deploying Splunk core components inside virtual machines. Some of the recommendations are specific to particular environments, such as Linux and VMware. For your specific environment, consider the function of the recommendations, not necessarily the specific configuration.

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