vCPE and uCPE: How much cloud do we really need?
CPE virtualization abolishes proprietary hardware, vendor lock-in, congested rack space and expensive on-site maintenance. How has the cloud transformed CPE and what are the CPE deployment models that best fit today’s diverse traffic? This blog post discusses virtualized CPE (vCPE) and universal CPE (uCPE) in the context of how DPI enables the development of network architectures that are aligned to today’s traffic needs. It illustrates in detail how deep intelligence on traffic and applications enables the optimization of CPE architecture covering options that include on-premises, data center and cloud deployments and the assessment of these options in terms of overall cost, network efficiency and application performance.