F5 offers a broad portfolio of products and solutions that allow maximum flexibility as you deploy and virtualize your network. F5 VNFs are interoperable with leading management and orchestration systems—providing a complete NFV ecosystem. You’ll have a flexible, agile, and scalable network that helps you deliver services faster to market, improve network efficiency, and reduce CapEx and OpEx.
|Category||Solution Suites (multi-function) or Other VNF|
|Other Category Details||
F5 VNFs includes virtual firewall (vFW), virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC), Virtual carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT), virtual policy charging enforcement function (vPCEF), & virtual DNS (vDNS).
|VNF Form Factor||VNFC, VNF, VNFaaS|
F5’s VNFs optimize and secure network from access, DNS, core, to L7 services with visibility into applications. Include:
|Top Use Cases||
|Customer Deployment Details||
A Tier-1 operator selected F5’s security solution to meet their stringent capacity and throughput requirements. This included DDoS mitigation, SSL, IPv6, and service chaining in the SGi-LAN to simplify operations. The NFV solution was tested to ensure it would be secure against intrusions and emerging threats. The design included standard APIs to enable seamless integration with leading NFV orchestrators. This solution is being adapted in the operator’s data centers and mobile network.
|Linux Foundation Projects||OPNFV|
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi, KVM, Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, KVM and community Xen, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack, VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD and CloudStack|