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NFV - Network Functions Virtualization

Build the foundation for your edge

Introduce services faster, deliver high quality user experience, and scale on demand even to unpredictable traffic models.

Transform your network and operations with NFV

NFV solutions to help with your business goals

  • Make money from new services faster
  • Simplify your network operations
  • Lower operational costs

What you can do with NFV

  • Run functions on general-purpose hardware
  • Take functions in and out of service, scale easily
  • Automate service delivery with orchestration

Why choose Cisco NFV

  • Get the NFV infrastructure and functions you need
  • Automate services delivery on multivendor products
  • Match your business models to the way you buy

Related platforms for NFV implementation

Cisco Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)

Cisco NFVI helps you introduce services faster, deliver high quality user experience, and scale on demand even to unpredictable traffic models.

Cisco Ultra Services Platform

Cisco Ultra Services Platform enables mobile network operators to get new services to market faster, reduce costs, and achieve service agility.

Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS)

Cisco ENCS enables complete virtualization of services in the branch and  provides service agility and density needed for the branch.

Cisco Managed Services Accelerator (MSX)

Cisco MSX allows you to automate, innovate, and accelerate delivery of new SD-WAN services to your business customers.

Orchestrate, manage and automate your NFV Infrastructure

Automate and simplify your NFV operations

Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) is industry-leading software for automating services across traditional and virtualized networks.

Automate data center network fabric provisioning

The Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS) is an open software-overlay management and provisioning system that automates data center network fabric provisioning.

Simplify management of VNF lifecycles

Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments.

Featured virtual routers for broad application

Cisco vEdge Cloud Router

Cisco vEdge Cloud is a software router that supports an entire range of capabilities available on the physical platforms. As a virtual machine it can be deployed in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000v

The CSR 1000v allows you to securely connect to any cloud with routing, security, and network management capabilities thereby extending the enterprise network to public and private clouds.

Cisco IOS XRv Router

The IOS XRv Router is a representation of the IOS XR software and operating system, including manageability, control plane features, routing and forwarding functionality.

Cisco IOS XRv 9000 Router

The Cisco IOS® XRv 9000 Router implements the feature set of Cisco IOS XR Software running on virtualized general x86 platforms. It offers greater agility, improved network efficiency, lower expenditures and efficient scaling based on demand.

Virtualize your network and operations. Ask us about other VNFs available

Cisco Ultra Packet Core

Redefine agility in your mobile operations.

Cisco Policy Suite for Mobile

Dynamically scale your policy solution to adapt to real-world needs.

Cisco Self-Organizing Networks

Automate the Radio Access Network (RAN) to boost performance.

Cisco Virtual Networking Solution for OpenStack

Build an extensible virtualized infrastructure and prepare for your future needs.

Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)

Get consistent carrier-class firewall security for private, public, and hybrid clouds.

Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Support comprehensive, highly secure access across all access methods.