A Virtualized Network Element Framework

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Authors Kenji Kumaki  , Prodosh Mohapatra  , David Meyer  , Kannan Varadhan  , Zafar Ali 
Last updated 2014-07-21 (latest revision 2014-01-11)
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This document outlines a new architectural paradigm of virtualizing the service provider networks and its associated engineering requirements. The framework is referred to as the virtual network element framework (VNEF) in the document.


Kenji Kumaki (ke-kumaki@kddi.com)
Prodosh Mohapatra (pmohapat@cumulusnetworks.com)
David Meyer (dmm@1-4-5.net)
Kannan Varadhan (kvaradha@cisco.com)
Zafar Ali (zali@cisco.com)

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