ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute):
An independent, non-profit officially recognized standards organization in the European Union that produces globally applicable standards in the information and communication technology (ICT) field, including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast, and Internet technologies
 NFV ISG (Network Functions Virtualisation Industry Specification Group):
The Industry Specification Group was established in ETSI in December 2012 and is led by global telecom carriers in order to define the requirements and architecture for the virtualisation of network functions.
 the collaborative study:
"Collaborative Study on Server Architecture for Future Networks" (http://www.ntt.co.jp/news2014/1402e/140207a.html) announced by NTT on February 7, 2014
 server architecture:
The components of a server system, the relationship between server components or between elements inside and outside the server system, and the definition of the components' behavior.
Hardware, OS, and middleware serving as the foundation necessary to use other types of software or hardware.
 VNF (Virtual Network Function):
The virtualisation of a network function in a legacy non-virtualised network
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Date: 01 May, 2014
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