vCloud NFV is a solution for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) who want to radically reduce cost and increase service agility through a cloud-based network deployment.
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
vCloud NFV is a modular ETSI conforming NFV platform optimized for converged multi-vendor and multi-domain NFV services. It includes extensive tooling for NFV service delivery, operations management, security, and resource management capabilities.
VMware vCloud NFV drives CSP agility through network & operations transformation. CSPs are able to: accelerate new services & business models with a secure multi-tenant carrier-grade NFVI platform; simplify operations mgmt & deliver operational excellence with network & service visibility & monitoring; enable adaptive agile open networks with best of breed choice of ecosystem partners. VMware provides CSPs w/ a converged IT & network infrastructure for applications & services across all clouds.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
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|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation, OpenStack Foundation, OSM|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||Cloud Foundry, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, LFN|
|Key Customers||Telefonica, Telia, Vodafone, Ooredoo|
vCloud NFV employs a single architecture to manage multiple VIMs including vCloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack, adding flexibility to deployment and management, and providing secure multi-tenancy fully isolating and securing workloads.
vCloud NFV provides holistic, 360-degree visibility and insight into all network layers along with proactive and predictive analytics, intelligent log analysis, and active remediation of workloads and northbound integration with 3rd party OSS/BSS solutions.
CSPs can quickly and easily deploy vCloud NFV in their network with the current talent pool in their organization, due to the large number of VMware-certified individuals working across IT and network organizations.
|Performance and Scalability||
Depends on the VNF(s) running and resources provisioned. vCloud NFV has no inherent limits to the number of subscribers that can be supported.
vCloud NFV is a modular multi-tenant NFV platform which includes vSphere, vSAN and NSX. vCloud NFV addresses operations management with vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight. VIM includes vCloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack
|Supported Network Acceleration||DPDK, SR-IOV and Large Pages, CPU Pinning, CPU and Memory reservation and guarantee, NUMA affinity, Direct Pass Through|
|Automation API Support||
vCloud NFV leverages a cloud-style API to allow easy consumption and lifecycle management of all the functionality within the Communication Service Provider network both for internal or external consumption purposes. It supports VMware vCloud Director APIs as well as vendor-neutral OpenStack APIs that have various plug-ins that allow a programmer to specify how to use a set of underlying infrastructure components: virtual compute, networking, shared storage, etc.
|Visibility & Troubleshooting||
Integrates vRealize Operations, Log Insight & Network Insight for 360° visibility. Unify alerts & troubleshooting workflows using analytics & logging insights for fast root-cause analysis, & reduce operational costs with active workload remediation.