NFV - Network Functions Virtualization

Boost Virtual Network Performance

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Boost Virtual Network Performance

Transform Your Network and Operations

Make money from new services faster. Simplify your network operations and lower operational costs. Our NFV solutions help you meet your business goals in your timeline.

What You Can Do with NFV?

  • Run network functions on general-purpose hardware
  • Take network functions in and out of service, and scale them up and down easily
  • Locate functions where you need them
  • Automate service delivery with orchestration

Capitalize on the Power of NFV

We've made it easy for you to adopt NFV through our open architecture. We offer two platforms for you to build on:

We combine NFV with two complementary technology initiatives:

  • Open Source: Free your technical talent to innovate and build on the innovation of others.

  • SDN: Get a more adaptable network at your command.

Why Choose Cisco NFV

Your business results matter. With our NFV end-to-end services approach, you can:

  • Make it easy for customers buy their services online
  • Deliver services to customers in minutes
  • Get the NFV infrastructure and virtualized functions you need
  • Automate your services delivery across multivendor products
  • Match your business models to the way you buy with our flexible buying options

NFV Needs an Open Architecture Approach

Discover more through this video. (2:30 min) Video

NFV needs multivendor support

Learn more about products essential to NFV success.


Introduce New Services Faster

Speed service provisioning with the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator. (1:57 min)

See How

NFV needs a high performance infrastructure

Learn about an open ETSI standard NFV infrastructure to meet your needs.


Build Services Faster and Easier

Deploy a carrier-class NFV infrastructure with scale and high performance.

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