Automate your network and accelerate new services with VMware vCloud NFV.

VMware VCloud NFV is an ETSI compliant fully integrated, modular and multi-tenancy NFV platform. vCloud NFV enables wireline and wireless service providers to deploy an elastic business model for cross-cloud services and service enablement while simplifying networks and reducing TCO.


What vCloud NFV Does

Delivers Carrier-Grade Network Availability

vCloud NFV is a highly available, multi-tenancy platform that has been tuned for service provider requirements. With optimized resource management and prioritization of resources based on your workloads, vCloud NFV ensures top performance, scalability and high resiliency for your critical network services.

Streamlines Operations Management and Analytics

vCloud NFV delivers a single pane of glass with 360 degree visibility and monitoring of your platform along with predictive analytics and logging insights to give you greater control of your network. With policy based automation, you can streamline key network processes and allocate and provision VM resources to rapidly provision and deploy VNFs.

Includes Advanced Networking and Security

vCloud NFV embeds networking and security functionality and provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including switching, routing, QoS and monitoring that can be programmatically provisioned and managed. Networks and VNFs are secure from any outside threats with automated, fine grained policies tied to the virtual machines.

Lets You Automate and Orchestrate Networks

vCloud NFV provides a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) that controls and manages the NFVI compute, storage and network resources. You can automate and orchestrate your network infrastructure without worrying about the underlying physical configuration of resources. As a result, you can accelerate and simplify resource provisioning and launch new services faster.



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vCloud NFV is an open, carrier grade NFVI platform. It delivers a tightly integrated and fully tested solution with virtual compute, storage, and networking resources coupled with a powerful and flexible Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM), along with robust, intelligent operations management. Eliminate vendor lock-in and deploy multi-vendor Virtual Network Functions (VNF), allowing you to accelerate and automate the process of instantiating, provisioning and managing services that can be personalized and customized as required.

The VMware vCloud NFV Platform includes :



Virtual compute gives you the best performance, availability and efficiency.


Virtual storage solutions support hybrid and all-Flash configurations.


Virtual network embeds networking and security functionality into the hypervisor.

vCloud Director

Multi-tenancy solution provides the management, provisioning and control of your compute, network and storage services.

VMware Integrated OpenStack

Fully integrated, production-grade OpenStack solution gives you a quick and easy deployment model using VMware platform tools.

NFVI Management and Operations:



vRealize Operations

Delivers intelligent operational insights and comprehensive visibility across your virtual and physical environments.

vRealize Log Insight

Provides sophisticated analytics, deep network and operational visibility along with proactive management.


Virtual CPE

Virtualizing Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) allows service providers to host services in their cloud, including VPN, routing and security functionality. It gives your customers the flexibility to select their services when and where they want. vCPE delivers a highly personalized and easy to use service for your customers, while simplifying operations and lowering costs. It lays the foundational fabric for future value-added-services.

Virtual IMS

Service providers are offering new innovative services that can be quickly deployed, are scalable and can be customized based on customer’s requirements, such as VoLTE. Virtualizing the telco operators’ IMS network gives a cost effective, dynamically scalable and flexible solution, so that you can deploy IP telephony services quickly, efficiently and reliably while offering a high Quality of Experience for subscribers.

Virtual EPC

The explosion of data, video and devices is driving service providers to transform their network architecture to a more agile, virtual network that can scale and add new innovative services while reducing complexity and costs. Virtual EPC allows operators to optimize and transform their core network architectures to accelerate customer onboarding, expand to differentiated services, connected devices, and flexibility in footprint and scale.


The shift of enterprise applications and services to the cloud and delivering services to branch offices requires a new level of reliability, performance and security. SD-WAN solutions enable service providers to deliver elastic bandwidth, advanced services and greater flexibility with cost and QoS to enterprise customers. Leverage the benefits of virtualization including simplified deployment of services, centralized policy and operational management.


VMware Ready for NFV is a certification program that recognizes VMware VNF partners who have validated their solutions with the vCloud NFV platform.

VMware Ready for NFV certified partners will have completed a range of interoperability and interworking assessments in a dedicated accreditation facility and will have greater access to VMware product roadmaps and solution development strategies to ensure their solutions continue to maximize the potential of the underlying vCloud NFV platform.




Manx Telecom calls on NFV to transform its operating model

Manx Telecom's CEO and CiTO explain why they moved to a software defined service delivery platform using the NFV framework, and how working with VMware has accelerated time to market and reduced the cost base for new services.


IIJ uses vCloud NFV for deploying multiple services

As Japan’s first ISP, IIJ offers network services, cloud computing, WAN services and systems integration services. IIJ is using VMware vCloud NFV to provide a stable and trusted NFV platform that gives them network flexibility and helps reduce operational costs.

"We were able to define the best possible infrastructure that would give us the means to provide robust and flexible services and to foster a flexible growth."

- Michael Mossai, Join Experience


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