Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Service Providers are relying on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) , an ETSI industry specification, to achieve on-demand delivery of network services by avoiding long hardware deployment cycles. ETSI NFV supports dynamic work loads by scaling out virtual network functions (VNF) using industry standard high volume servers, switches and storage infrastructure. Further, NFV enables the IT administrator to quickly identify capacity bottlenecks and migrate tenant services for effective resource utilization. However, support for VNF introduces new challenges such as placement, management and troubleshooting in a multi-vendor environment.
Anuta Networks NCX acts as the NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager for leading L2-L7 virtual network functions from multiple vendor products such as Cisco CSR1000V, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco XRV, VMware DVS, Citrix NetScaler VPX, F5 BIG-IP, Juniper vSRX, Juniper Firefly, Vyatta vRouter & Firewall and Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimization. NCX delivers the complete NFV MANO functionality and offers life cycle management including VNF instantiation, placement, image management, service definitions, provisioning, commissioning and decommissioning.
To learn more about a successful NFV Orchestrator PoC and the details on how it delivered the Tier-1 Operator's requirements, download the full Case Study here or read the flip book below.