An Analysis of Container-based Platforms for NFV

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With the technology advancements in the field of containers, they are considered a potential alternative to virtual machine based implementations. In the area of cloud applications, there are comprehensive studies and early implementations of container based platforms. This draft describes some of the challenges of using virtual machines for NFV workloads and how containers can potentially address these challenges.


Sriram Natarajan (
Ramki Krishnan (
Anoop Ghanwani (
Dilip Krishnaswamy (
Peter Willis (

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