VMware vCloud NFV is the Network Functions Virtualization platform for Communications Service Providers.

vCloud NFV is a fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform. It provides compute, storage, networking, management and operations capabilities. vCloud NFV helps you accelerate time to revenue, automate service lifecycle and simplify operations management—all while reducing network infrastructure costs.


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See how vCloud NFV provides a new level of value to CSPs and transforms networks to deploy elastic business models.

vCloud NFV Platform

VMware vCloud NFV is an ETSI-compliant, fully integrated, modular, multi-tenant platform.

What vCloud NFV Delivers

Accelerated NFV Performance

Architect the network for optimum application response, scale, and service continuity using resource guarantees, isolation, monitoring, and closed loop remediation. Achieve low-latency data plane performance and scaling through Enhanced Platform Awareness, NSX managed Virtual Distributed Switch in Enhanced Data Path mode, and DPDK.

Intent-based Service Assurance

Implement continuous performance optimization based on business and operational intent. Improve capacity utilization through Real-time predictive capacity analytics and automatic resource reclamation. Realize 360-degree network visibility with automatic topology discovery, converged overlay and underlay visibility, and real-time network insights.

Advanced Networking

Achieve powerful network resiliency, seamless cross-cloud application continuity, and complete multi-tenant service isolation. Reduce costs through consolidated network functions and simplified management. Deploy security policies both within and between VNFs in both VM and container form-factors using micro-segmentation.

Open and Extensible Platform

Accelerate NFV deployments anywhere from the data center to cloud, to branch and the edge, using open APIs to manage the NFV lifecycle. Facilitate new revenue opportunities with the scale, performance, and flexibility of streamlined onboarding of VNF workloads and policies in hybrid cloud -native environments with support for VMs and containers.


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What’s in vCloud NFV 

The vCloud NFV platform includes:


Virtual compute gives you the best performance and availability.


Virtual storage supports hybrid and all flash configurations.


Virtual network embeds networking and security functionality into the hypervisor.

The vCloud NFV platform provides dual Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM):


VMware Cloud Director

A multitenancy solution provides the management, provisioning and control of compute, network and storage devices.

VMware Integrated OpenStack

Fully integrated, production-grade OpenStack solutions speed and simplify deployment using VMware platform tools.

NFVI Management and Operations includes:


vRealize Operations

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

vRealize Network Insight

Delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security.

vRealize Log Insight

Provides analytics, deep network and operational visibility and proactive management.

Interested in learning more about vCloud NFV? Contact Sales for more information.