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Understanding OPNFV

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Understanding OPNFV 42 hosted, cloud optimized or cloud native? Would your organization be receptive to the principles of Chaos Engineering? Is your organization ready to set up DevOps pipelines and automated testing? Can your operations team adapt to model driven architectures? Can you imagine a monitoring framework where you cannot access single VNFs or instances, but rather the management is done on the aggregate cloud? Impact to Skill Set Acquisition The technology stack in NFV requires a higher level of skill set than with physical functions. Teams managing NFV deployments will need skills in both functional areas, such as understanding new components such as NFVI, VIM, SDN controller, MANO, and so on. And non-functional areas, such as lifecycle management of infrastructure and VNFs, monitoring, troubleshooting, and so on. These skills will have to be inculcated organically, because there just aren't enough external people you can hire with these skills. When available, these resources may also be more expensive. Skill set readiness questionnaire: Question Readiness: 1-5 (1 = Not ready, 5 = Completely ready) Are employees permitted any time and/or access to lab resources to learn new things on their own? Can you imagine a company-wide Plugfest/Hackfest to promote intense collaboration around activities such as tool development, interop testing, VNF onboarding and operational best practices? Are there formal training programs? How easy is it for

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