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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

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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,...

Lumina VNF Manager

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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.

Versa Networks

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Cisco NFV

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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.

Juniper NFV

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Juniper NFV is a carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution that combines a turnkey software cloud management system and a supporting reference architecture.

Titanium Cloud

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

Blue Planet V-WAN

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Blue Planet V-WAN is a multi-tenant network virtualization and connectivity service-automation engine.

Eltima Port Virtualization Technology

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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...

CenturyLink SD-WAN Solutions

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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...

CenturyLink Cloud Connect

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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...