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Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Network Function Virtualization Software Overview

What is Network Function Virtualization Software?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) software is strongly related to, and frequently confused with, two other network agility technologies: Network Virtualization (NV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN):

  • Software-defined networking solves the problem of rapid network architecture design to handle very large traffic flows. Traditionally, in order to shape traffic, administrators would have to configure individual switches. SDN makes it possible to manage network traffic from a central console without having to deal with the hardware at all. This is achieved by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the systems that forward traffic to the correct destination (the data plane).
  • Network virtualization solves the very specific problem of how to move VMs across different logical domains. Rather than connecting them in a network, NV creates a tunnel through the existing network to connect two domains. This ability means that network administrators can move VMs independently of their existing infrastructure without having to reconfigure the network.
  • Network function virtualization is strongly associated with network virtualization. While network virtualization allows administrators to set up a VM by pointing and clicking, network function virtualization allows an administrator to set up a firewall or intrusion detection system or other service in the same way.
NFV decouples network functions like network address translation, firewalls, intrusion detection, DNS or other network services from proprietary hardware appliances, so that they can be created in software simulations. As NV creates tunnels through the network, NFV software can add a firewall or other network service with the same ease.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Products

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Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, i…

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Brocade's VNF Manager was acquired by Lumina and rebranded as the Lumina VNF Manager during Brocade's acquisition by Broadcom in late 2017.

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Versa FlexVNF from Versa networks in San Jose is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chainin…

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Cisco NFV allows users to run network functions on general-purpose hardware and take network functions in and out of service, and scale them up and down easily.

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Titanium Cloud is a carrier grade communications server that is a fully integrated feature-complete NFV ready server.

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Eltima Port Virtualization Technology is a versatile solution, which may be integrated to the both hardware and software solutions. It helps to provide remote access feature to the end solution and may be implemented to any OS. The advanced USB and COM port redirection technology is compatible wit…

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CenturyLink® SD-WAN with hybrid connectivity is a complete WAN solution supporting scalable networks across a range of connectivity types. They integrate disparate connectivity types into seamless hybrid software-defined WAN.Gain complete visibility through a centralized customer portal. Branches c…

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CenturyLink® Cloud Connect delivers secure, high-performance and virtualized networking functionality to leading public and private clouds — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and many other leading public and private cloud environments. Our g…

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Mavenir, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, offers CloudRange, a network function virtualization (NFV) option. CloudRange allows CSPs to realize additional revenue streams by launching and scaling new services.

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AudioCodes Mediant Virtual Edition (VE) is a scalable solution supporting SIP interoperability, media handling (including transcoding) and security. It provides full SBC functionality for enterprises and service providers looking to deliver voice services such as hosted business services, unified co…

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By deploying Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Colocation solution in colocation centers, users can virtualize network services and other applications, and consolidate them into a single platform. The primary goal of the Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Colocation solution is to facilitate secure multiclou…

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F5 Networks provides Gi LAN VNF Service, a network function virtualization solution encompassing firewall and DDoS protection virtualization, policy provisioning and traffic management, as well as IP traffic optimization. Gi LAN VNF is managed under F5's VNF Manager (VNFM) , a service lifecycle mana…

Juniper Networks supports SDN with Contrail Networking, a solution that provides dynamic end-to-end networking policy and control for any cloud, any workload, NFV, and any deployment, from a single user interface. It translates abstract workflows into specific policies, simplifying the orchestration…