The GENBAND VNF Manager (VFM) enables full lifecycle management of GENBAND and third party VNFs within the ETSI MANO framework. VFM enables the network operator to launch multiple VNFs such as GENBAND SBC, AMS, CIM, C3 and Kandy Cloud VNFs from the same intuitive management interface – and deploy them in multi-cloud, multi-data center environments. VFM enables automation and dynamic elasticity, while VFM dashboards display VNF life cycle status for ease of monitoring by the network operator.
|Category||NFV Orchestration, Management, including Service Orchestration|
|Managment and Orchestration Functions||VNF Manager|
GENBAND VFM acts a VNF Manager within the MANO layer of the ETSI NFV architecture, It supports orchestration and fully automated provisioning of VNF resources including elasticity for dynamic service response. The intuitive VFM interface and catalog of available VNFs allow an easy “one-click to deploy” capability. Dashboards show VNF status, dynamic VM counts and system utilization. REST API interfaces ensure third party and operator specific NFVO integration to extend NFV interoperability.
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|Customer Deployment Details||
GENBAND VoLTE/IMS solutions support over 150 million VoLTE subscribers and are deployed in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing 4G mobile service provider networks. GENBAND VFM for CIM VNF solutions is being deployed in a large service provider in North America. GENBAND SBC VNF solutions are deployed at leading service providers such as Du in the Middle East, with engagements at other interconnect/wholesale providers, as well as our Kandy Cloud Communications platform.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, OpenStack Foundation, TM Forum and OPNFV|
|Linux Foundation Projects||CORD, FD.IO, LSB, OVS, OpenDaylight and OpenSwitch|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack and VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD|
|NFVI or VNF Integration||GENBAND VFM acts a generic VNF Manager for partner and 3rd party VNF solutions. REST API and GUI control of all VFM functions ensure VNF integration to extend NFV interoperability. GENBAND VNFs managed by VFM optimize the use of latest Intel technology, and packet acceleration schemes.|