Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

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, network services.

Increases network uptime

Orchestrate and manage services to speed maintenance and responses.

Lowers CapEx and OpEx

Reduce service visits with software and free up 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


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

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 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.

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 >

Improve your results with our services

Advise and Implement

We'll help you accelerate adoption and integration of your enterprise NFV solution, and build your migration plan.

Solution Support

Resolve complex issues in solutions environments up to 41% more quickly than with product support alone.​

Cloud and Managed Services

Manage global infrastructures in the cloud and on premises. Manage problems in multivendor environments.​​​​

News and Events

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