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.

The Foundation for 5G


5G and Virtualization—From Edge to Cloud to Data Center

Learn how 5G networks are the catalyst to a smart connect future.

5G gives you the opportunity to rethink your multi-cloud network strategy. VMware can help you plan and manage your multi-cloud network to support your business—and maintain the exceptional quality of experience your customers demand. Our 5G-ready NFV platform is fine-tuned to support the rapid rollout of next-generation services, so you can accelerate time to revenue and reduce your infrastructure costs.


Paving the Way for 5G Success

Shekar Ayyar outlines how telco's can get 5G ready and prosper in the cloud economy.

CSP Operations in a NFV World

Learn how CSPs can successfully operationalize NFV in a multi-cloud, multi-vendor environment.

Joining Forces to Accelerate 5G

Shekar Ayyar, VMware and Caroline Chan, Intel discuss how the two companies are working together to help CSPs deliver 5G.

Carrier Grade NFV OpenStack

Download TCO analysis and see how the cost of deploying and operating VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack is 47% lower than alternatives.

Go Cloud Native

A step by step approach to cloud native applications and VNFs for 5G networks.

5G Ready Infrastructure

Learn how CSPs can rapidly operationalize an NFV deployment in multi-cloud, multi-vendor environments.




VMware vCloud NFV

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.


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VMware Integrated OpenStack

Carrier Edition is a VMware supported OpenStack distribution that provides the fastest path for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to deploy and operationalize NFV services on OpenStack. As part of the transformative vCloud NFV platform, vCloud NFV OpenStack allows CSPs to accelerate time to market and increase revenue with new services, streamline operations, reduce network infrastructure costs, and deploy elastic business models for telecommunication workloads.


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VMware Smart Assurance

Proven in the world’s most demanding environments, Tier 1 service providers, VMware Smart Assurance provides automated service assurance for virtual and physical networks meeting the operational intelligence needs of today’s and tomorrow’s diverse networks.


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VMware Smart Experience

VMware Smart Experience is a real-time streaming analytics solution that provides Mobile Network Operators the ability to generate actionable insights from their network data, improve customer experience, optimize resources and create new revenue streams. VMware Smart Experience ingests, manages, and enriches high volumes of streaming data from various mobile network elements and correlates it with subscriber details for comprehensive insights. Fast, in-memory stream processing enables CSPs to understand exactly what is transpiring in their network, in real-time, and take swift action – a key value proposition to future 5G networks and edge computing.


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Multi-access Edge Computing

Multi-access Edge Computing allows CSPs to expand service offerings by pushing cloud-native applications down to the network edge by providing a dynamically sliceable network that provides a low-latency, high-capacity, cloud-programmable environment. CSPs can deploy Machine-to-machine (M2M), Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Connected Car in a MEC architecture. VMware vCloud NFV allows CSPs to accelerate service innovation, streamline operations, and deploy an agile network to deliver multiple services.


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.

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.

Connected Car

The tremendous growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) presents enormous opportunities for CSPs in all vertical industries, particularly in the automotive industry, where the connected car is the focus of intense innovation. CSPs are leveraging NFV to deliver exciting new connected car use cases, where they will require to support low-latency applications while leveraging distributed mobile edges. vCloud NFV enables CSPs to capitalize on the burgeoning revenue opportunities presented by automotive IoT services.

Active Assurance

Delivering differentiated services and improving subscriber experience are key factors for CSPs to succeed. However, with the rapid pace of change in software-defined networks, CSPs may experience service degradations and require systems in place to mitigate those risks. VMware and Netrounds Active Assurance combined solution provides end-to-end service and infrastructure visibility and service remediation to drive optimal network performance and deliver higher QoE for subscribers.

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.

News and Events 

Mobile World Congress 2019

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5G Leadership

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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.


Click here to learn about our technology partners certified under the VMware Ready for NFV Program.





VMware and Intel have made a broad range of advances throughout the hardware and software solution stack that enable NFV adoption by communication service providers. Together, both companies are driving the trend toward network virtualization as operators prepare for the emerging demands of 5G and IoT.


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