Business Analysis Framework for Software Defined Networks' Proof of Concepts

Presentation Summary: The aim of this presentation is to propose a Business Analysis Framework for SDN NFV POC that covers the steps needed to analyze and ensure the feasibility and sustainability of investing in a POC and can also be used to locate the strengths and weakness of the POC to improve its success factor.

Presentation Description: Due to increasing network complexities and growing need of flexibility in the network infrastructure, Network virtualization and Centralization has become the top focus area of Service Providers and Enterprises. This has resulted into increased investments in SDN NFV Proof of Concepts and Trials to advance the Network Deployments. However, more than 80% of the trials stall at the initial stage, as they fail to generate enough value to justify its deployment. In order to avoid this situation, it is important to lay a strong foundation of the POC by establishing a compelling business case which clearly defines – the Success Parameters, Expected Reduction in CAPEX or OPEX and Overall Effect of the POC in the long run. By carefully evaluating the costs, benefits and risks, with help of a Business Analysis Framework in the initial phase itself, Operators can achieve much higher success rates for their Proof of Concepts.