Mobile World Congress 2014: 8 NFV Moves That Stole The Show


Cisco

Cisco used this year's MWC event to showcase its new Evolved Services Platform, an NFV offering it said is already leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

Cisco ESP is a unified virtualization and orchestration software platform for carriers, designed to automate and provision services across compute, storage and network functions in real time. The platform, according to Cisco, is different from some of those introduced by its rivals in that it doesn't just virtualize a single network function or service, but allows for virtualization across a carrier's enterprise architecture, including cloud, video, mobile and fixed networks.