Network Functions Virtualization

The process of decoupling network functions from hardware & running them on a software platform

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the process of decoupling network functions from hardware and running them on a software platform. It is a different although could be a complementary approach to software-defined networking (SDN) for network management. While both manage networks, they rely on different methods. While SDN separates the control and forwarding planes to offer a centralized view of the network, NFV primarily focuses on optimizing the network services themselves. It is a key part of cloud computing, data center networking, SD-WAN, and many others.

HyperCX NFV is designed to easily provide VNFs (Virtual Network Functions) to HyperCX cloud users. It is not designed to be a competitor of advanced, carrier-grade NFV architectures like MANO, or be feature-rich like software firewalls like PfSense. Instead, simplicity and easy of use are key design goals while maintaining a good performance for small and medium cloud deployments.

HyperCX NFV features

HyperCX NFV has been pre-loaded with the following features:

All of these features can be used at the same time on a single instance, or only one per HyperCX NFV instance.