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Virtuapedia Releases New Report: "The Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens"

/ -- NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2017) - Heavy Reading ( has released a new report as part of the ongoing Virtuapedia project ( The project is an innovative, web-based initiative to define the scope of the business opportunity presented by virtualization.

"The Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens" is based on results from Heavy Reading's fourth survey conducted in April 2017. Forty different CSPs are represented in this report, including Tier 1 service providers from all over the world.

"Notable progress has been achieved on development work on high-priority functions," says Roz Roseboro, senior analyst with Heavy Reading and author of the report. "In April 2017, more than half, 55%, had begun work on 25% or more of their high-priority functions, compared with 39% in November 2016. CSPs are also making progress on deploying their high-priority functions into production: The percentage of CSPs with at least 25% of these functions in production grew from 13% in November 2016 to 21% in April 2017."

"The Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens" is available free of charge to all Virtuapedia registrants. To get a free copy of this report as well as access to other reports in the Virtuapedia Research Portal, register here:

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About Virtuapedia

Virtuapedia ( is a free, award-winning resource providing comprehensive information about every facet of the virtualization market, including the people, companies, products and services that are driving the new virtualization economy. All information included on Virtuapedia is free to access, including its webinars. Virtuapedia is produced by Light Reading and The New IP Agency in association with Ericsson, Intel and Oracle.

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day and two-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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