Most vendors’ legacy inventory management systems are not currently set up to realise the benefits of network function virtualisation (NFV). However, the next generation of real-time dynamic inventory management systems will support automation and orchestration over hybrid physical–virtual networks.
- evaluates the need for vendors to evolve their inventory management systems to effectively support these hybrid networks
- discusses the timeframe in which these new solutions will be required by communications service providers (CSPs)
- provides an analysis of the implications of real-time dynamic inventory on fulfilment processes.