Essential Guide

SDN basics for service providers

A comprehensive collection of articles, videos and more, hand-picked by our editors

network functions virtualization (NFV)

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network functions previously carried out by dedicated hardware.

FROM THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE:

SDN basics for service providers

+ Show More

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network functions previously carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

The concept, which was presented by a group of network service providers at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in October 2012, is being developed by the ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) for Network Functions Virtualization. If successful, NFV would decrease the amount of proprietary hardware that's needed to launch and operate network services because network functions previously carried out by routers, firewalls, load balancers and other dedicated hardware would now be hosted on virtual machines (VMs).

This was first published in March 2013

Continue Reading About network functions virtualization (NFV)

Glossary

'network functions virtualization (NFV)' is part of the:

View All Definitions

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Essential Guide

SDN basics for service providers

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchNetworking

SearchEnterpriseWAN

SearchCloudProvider

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchSecurity

SearchDataCenter

Close