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Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization

Accelerate network services deployment and management

Cisco Enterprise NFV addresses requirements for deploying virtualized network and application services, from orchestration and management to virtualization software and options for different hardware platforms.

Enterprise NFV reduces operational complexity of branch environments by hosting networking functions as software on standard x86-based platforms.

Features and benefits

Cisco Enterprise NFV accelerates deployment while reducing operational and capital expenses. See what it can help you do.

Save time

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

Offer choices

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

Increase network uptime

Orchestrate and manage services to speed maintenance and incident response.

Reduce CapEx and OpEx

Cut costs and free up IT resources by using virtualization to reduce the number of service visits.

Components of Cisco NFV

Cisco ENCS 5000

Deploy Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) and Cisco and third-party Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on Enterprise NFV-optimized platforms that fit your branch and business needs.

Cisco NFVIS

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

Cisco DNA Center

Manage and automate provisioning of network services on any hardware or virtual platform with Cisco DNA Center or Cisco Enterprise Service Automation (ESA) tools.

Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services

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

Cisco DNA software fuels the intent-based network

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest software-defined WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and optimization for cloud connectivity.

Accelerate your success with services from Cisco Customer Experience

Now you can adopt SD-WAN with ease and confidence, thanks to our trusted, expert resources.

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