Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)


NFV: Now for the Enterprise

Simplify operations and roll out new virtual network services in minutes on any platform. (2:36 mins)

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What Enterprise NFV does


Saves you time

Get new virtual network services up in minutes, not months.


Gives you choices

Deploy on any platform: mix physical, virtual, Cisco, third-party devices, and network services.


Increases network uptime

Orchestrate and manage services with design templates to speed maintenance and responses.


Lowers CapEx and OpEX

Reduce service visits with software and increase IT resources through fewer branch visits.

How you can use it


For lines of business

Generate new revenue with faster availability of new, customer-facing digital services.


For network operations

Increase agility and flexibility to scale network services up or down per business demands.


For c-level executives

Reduce operational expenses by as much as 50 percent. (ZK Research)


Is your enterprise ready for NFV?

Learn why ZK Research says enterprise NFV is a priority for digital transformation.


What’s inside Enterprise NFV


Enterprise Service Automation (ESA)

As an app running on our enterprise controller (APIC-EM), ESA makes it easy to deploy and manage new locations and automate provisioning of network services on any hardware platform.

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Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS)

As the Linux-based virtualization layer, NFVIS provides choice in deployment and platform options for Cisco VNFs. It supports service chaining, lifecycle management, and open APIs. 

Enterprise NFV Solution Overview


Virtual Network Functions (VNF)

Take advantage of Cisco's trusted network services as software: routing, firewall, application acceleration, and wireless LAN controller, as well as third-party services.

Virtual ISR | Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance | Virtual Wide Area Application Services

News and events


Ignite Your Digital Journey

Enrich and automate customer experiences with our latest enterprise network innovations.

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Under the hood: Enterprise NFV

Watch our live workshop to see how to simplify operations and launch new services in minutes on any platform.

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Beyond software-defined networking

Learn what Enterprise NFV is, its components, and benefits.