Media Processing in NFV Architectures

Service and solution providers are evolving their networks to a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture to realize the network flexibility and infrastructure reuse gained by deploying virtualized workloads and applications across a generic pool of underlying infrastructure, along with the service orchestration and management required to support rapid service deployment.

This paper discusses the challenges posed by fully virtualized environments for real-time applications in general, and media processing applications in particular. The paper then shows solutions the industry is developing to meet these challenges and shows how the Radisys virtualized Media Resource Function (vMRF) is ready to deploy as a Virtualized Network Function (VNF) in an NFV environment leveraging VMware’s vSphere technology.

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