For service providers, Versa FlexVNF enables next-generation managed services — with full multi-tenancy — for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), software-defined security (SD-Security) and virtual CPE (vCPE). For enterprises, it provides highly scalable SD-WAN with integrated security. FlexVNF is purely software-based and works on low-cost CPE, reducing both deployment costs and time-to-service.
|Category||SD-WAN and Virtual CPE (vCPE)|
|VNF Form Factor||VNFC, VNF, VNFaaS|
Versa FlexVNF, Director & Analytics together provide a highly flexible carrier-grade multi-service & multi-tenant platform solution that enables providers & enterprises to simplify, automate & deliver rich network & security services.
Together they enable enterprises & service providers to deploy software-defined WAN, software-defined security, & fully software-define the branch (SD-Branch) by integrating security, SD-WAN & virtual CPE (vCPE) into a single fully virtualized platform solution.
|Top Use Cases||
|Customer Deployment Details||
Versa is engaged with 25+ Tier 1/ Tier 2/ Tier 3 Service Providers worldwide in deployments. Large production customers include Top 20 financial, Fortune 250 Oil and Gas, U.S. State and Local government and dozens of mid-market customers.
|Linux Foundation Projects||OpenDaylight|
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi and KVM|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack and VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD|
Versa software-defined solutions provide a unique carrier-grade and system-level approach, including the following unique capabilities:
|Management Framework||Versa Director is the VNFM for FlexVNF. It serves as the integration point for MANO frameworks via RESTful APIs and direct connectors for a variety of VIMs, CMS tools and NFV-O providers. Visit www.versa-networks.com/partners for more information.|
|Performance Differences (Bare Metal vs Virtual)||
Versa FlexVNF deployed as bare metal provides the highest performance as there is no contention for resources. Performance varies by CPU type. Deployed as a VM, performance varies due to shared compute resources & availability of accelerated vSwitch.
|HW Acceleration Supported||
Versa supports the following HW acceleration techniques:
|Performance and Scalability||
Versa FlexVNF performance scales linearly and dynamically based on quantity of cores. Multi-tenant scale per instance supports up to 250 unique tenants per appliance with thousands supported by Versa Director for management and provisioning.
HA is supported across across all layers. Versa FlexVNF provides Active/Active transport and VRRP between nodes and hierarchial SD-WAN controller redundancy. Versa Director and Analytics utilize clustering and Active/Standby node redundancy.
Versa provides subscription based pricing for 1, 3 and 5 year terms. Subscriptions are packaged based on feature and bandwidth. Management and analytics are bundled in subscription cost. Appliances are purchased through Versa or approved partners