Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software is a lightweight virtualization platform that integrates full VM lifecycle management, monitoring, device programmability, and service chaining in a single, installable package to simplify operations and roll out new virtual network services quickly on any platform.
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
The Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization service offering brings a full VM lifecycle management, monitoring, device programmability, and service chaining to Cisco, and third-party VNFs on NFV optimized platforms.
The Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization service extends Linux by packaging additional functions to provide the flexibility and freedom of choice in next generation deployment and platform options. The NFV Infrastructure Software also supports a web-based management device portal. From this portal, the user can upload VNF packages, implement full lifecycle management, turn services up and down, connect to VNF consoles, and monitor critical parameters.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
Cisco NFVI is based on a containerized infrastructure. Customers can deploy containerized OpenStack Services using OpenStack Kolla and Ansible within Docker containers. Cisco uses containers to enable consistency for upgrades and improve resilience.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation (LFN, OPNFV, etc.), Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenStack Foundation and Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP)|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io), Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry, Core Embedded Linux, LSB and Open Container Initiative|
|Key Customers||Vodacom, Reliance Jio, Altice (SFR), Telstra, Verizon|