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VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking is the Network Functions Virtualization platform for Communications Service Providers. VMware vCloud NFV is a fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform. It provides compute, storage, networking, management and operations capabilities. VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking helps you accelerate time to revenue, automate service life cycle and simplify operations management — all while reducing network infrastructure costs. VMware vCloud NFV is a fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant network functions virtualization (NFV) platform. It provides the compute, storage, networking, and management and operations capabilities to enable operators to provide virtualized network services. Its transformative capabilities allow Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to accelerate time to market and increase revenue with new services, streamline operations, reduce network infrastructure costs, and deploy elastic business models for telecommunications workloads.

To maximize the benefits of transforming their networks to VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking, operators need the ability to automatically and programmatically deploy service components rapidly. They need to automatically and intelligently allocate the appropriate resources to each virtual workload, where and when needed. And they need an infrastructure that can seamlessly automate the on-boarding of VNFs from multiple vendors in a truly open ecosystem. VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking includes features that enable operators to accomplish these goals, including enhanced policy-driven vApp templates that automatically associate resource requirements to appropriate resources in the target virtual Data Center (vDC). Automated VNF importing for existing VNF workloads into the VIM, including vCloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack. Service visibility and planning that automates the creation of recommendations to make micro-segmentation easier to deploy.

Automate Service Deployment And Operations Management

Streamline your infrastructure management with automated on-boarding of VNFs from VMware certified partners and policy-based, on-demand service creation. Realize 360 degree visibility, real-time insights and a single pane of glass for greater control of your network. Unify alerts and troubleshooting workflows using analytics and logging insights for fast root-cause analysis. Reduce operational costs with active workload remediation and northbound integration via OSS/BSS and 3rd-party solutions. Isolate and secure your VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking infrastructure and tenants from attacks, breaches, or insecure communications from other tenants with highly granular security and access controls. Implement complete service separation in a secure multi-tenant environment across VMware NFVI functions with Native vCloud Director and VMware NSX integration. Deliver continuous availability, service continuity, and guaranteed performance with vCloud NFV.

VMware vCloud NFV Includes

VMware vSphere — virtual compute gives you the best performance and availability. The VMware vSphere platform: the best foundation for your apps, your cloud and your business. VMware vSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment. Simplify data center operations, increase business efficiency, and decrease both CAPEX and OPEX costs through virtualization. VMware vSphere with Operations Management takes virtualization to the next level with intelligent operations management. It provides you better insights, resulting in improved performance and availability. Enhance application performance and availability to boost your business productivity. Take control of resource management; load balance workloads and prioritize access to resources to ensure top performance for your most important applications. Rapidly provision and deploy workloads in your virtual environment.

VMware vSAN — virtual storage supports hybrid and all-flash configurations. VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN), is the industry-leading software powering hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. VMware vSAN is a core building block for the software-defined data center. Prepare for tomorrow’s dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers. Enjoy a common storage platform for your applications, whether running on-premises or off-premises, and use it as a stepping stone to the cloud. When combined with NSX, a vSAN powered SDDC stack can extend on-premise storage and management services across different public clouds ensuring a consistent experience.

VMware NSX — virtual network embeds networking and security functionality into the hypervisor. VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the software-defined data center. VMware NSX enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. All network components can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application. VMware NSX embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology. VMware NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy-driven approach.

VMware vCloud Director — multi-tenancy solution provides the management, provisioning and control of compute, network and storage services. VMware vCloud Director enables service providers to build differentiated cloud services that are inherently hybrid-aware and ideal for enterprise-class organizations. It is available through the VMware vCloud Air Network Program. VMware vCloud Director orchestrates the provisioning of software-defined data center (SDDC) services as complete virtual data centers that are ready for consumption in minutes. Applies pooling, abstraction and automation to data center services such as storage, networking, and security. As a result, you can provision complete and operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the physical configuration of hardware. You can reduce operational costs by using a single platform to host secure virtual data centers that could be consumed by multiple tenants using role-based access control.

VMware Integrated OpenStack — fully integrated, production-grade OpenStack solutions speeds and simplifies deployment using VMware platform tools. VMware Integrated OpenStack gives you control of cloud resources through OpenStack APIs. Foster developer innovation by deploying and managing production-grade OpenStack quickly and easily on top of your VMware infrastructure. Leverage vendor-neutral APIs to get more out of your software-defined data center (SDDC). Control and manage cloud resources on VMwares best of breed SDDC infrastructure components, including the most trusted hypervisor (vSphere), breakthrough network virtualization platform (VMware NSX) and the industry leader in hyper-converged storage (vSAN). VMware Integrated OpenStack is available at no charge to all new and existing vSphere Enterprise Plus customers, vSphere Standard customers in conjunction with VMware NSX Advanced, vSphere with Operations Manager (vSOM) Enterprise Plus customers, and all vCloud Suite customers.
VMware vCloud NFV Software-Defined Networking

Realize 360 degree visibility, real-time insights and a single pane of glass for greater control of your network. Unify alerts and troubleshooting workflows using analytics and logging insights for fast root-cause analysis. Reduce operational costs with active workload remediation and northbound integration via OSS/BSS and 3rd-party solutions.

Deliver continuous availability, service continuity, and guaranteed performance with vCloud NFV. Exceed customer expectations for service continuity and SLA with our carrier-grade NFVI platform. Get closed loop remediation using proactive monitoring of VNFs and resources. Extend the mean time to failure and shorten the mean time to repair for exceptional quality of service.

VMware Cloud NFV is a fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform. It provides compute, storage, networking, management and operations capabilities. VMware vCloud NFV helps you accelerate time to revenue, automate service lifecycle and simplify operations management — all while reducing network infrastructure costs. Deploy service components quickly and maximize the benefits of transforming to NFV with automation and programmability. Simplify and automate service deployments.

Streamline your infrastructure management with automated on-boarding of VNFs from VMware certified partners and policy-based, on-demand service creation. Isolate and secure your NFV infrastructure and tenants from attacks, breaches, or insecure communications from other tenants with highly granular security and access controls. Implement complete service separation in a secure multi-tenant environment across NFVI functions with Native vCloud Director and NSX integration.

With VMware NSX you can reproduce in software your entire networking environment. VMware NSX provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including logical switching, routing, firewalling, load balancing, VPN, QoS, and monitoring. Virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independent of the underlying hardware. Already have VMware NSX? Find out how vRealize Network Insight can help you manage and scale your deployment with great efficiency.

VMware NSX embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers microsegmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology. VMware NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy driven approach.

The VMware vCloud NFV Platform Includes:
  • vSphere — virtual compute gives you the best performance and availability. vSAN — virtual storage supports hybrid and all-flash configurations. NSX — virtual network embeds networking and security functionality into the hypervisor. vCloud Director — multi-tenancy solution provides the management, provisioning and control of compute, network and storage services. VMware Integrated OpenStack — fully integrated, production-grade OpenStack solutions speeds and simplifies deployment using VMware platform tools.
NFVI Management and Operations Includes:
  • vRealize Operations — delivers operational insights and comprehensive visibility across virtual and physical environments.
  • vRealize Log Insight — provides analytics, deep network and operational visibility along with proactive management.

VMware vSphere is the industry leading virtualization platform, fuels digital transformation by delivering a simplified customer experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform. VMware vSphere provides a highly available, resilient, on demand infrastructure that is the ideal foundation of any cloud environment.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management can help achieve your unique business needs by delivering virtualization with intelligent operations management, purpose-built to get the best performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications from day one. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment. VMware vSphere with Operations Management takes virtualization to the next level with intelligent operations management. It provides you better insights, resulting in improved performance and availability.