Network Functions Virtualization

Ribbon’s portfolio of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and VNF Management (VNFM) is designed to help service providers achieve the goals of NFV. Ribbon VNFs are designed with cloud native microservices architectures that ensure automation, orchestration, elasticity and scalability in geo-distributed, multi-cloud, core and edge topologies. Ribbon is working with all open standards based virtual and cloud initiatives such as ETSI and ONAP NFV environments.

NFV Solution

Virtual Network Functions

Ribbons’ Virtual Network Functions portfolio consists of carrier grade, high-performance telco applications for real time communications for: signaling, session control, media management and transcoding designed to support VoLTE, IMS, Interconnect, IPX and Unified Communications applications.

Virtual Network Function Manager

Ribbon's VNF Manager (VFM) is a generic VNF management framework managing life cycle management of multiple Ribbon and third party VNFs. It enables seamless interworking with different network orchestrators and virtualization infrastructure managers via open APIs to ensure elastic scalability of VNF’s based on dynamic network load and/or provisioning state. 

NFV Ecosystems

Ribbon has established partnerships with industry-leading NFV vendors for both the NFVI and MANO layers and done interoperability testing with Wind River Titanium Cloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Intel Network Builders, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit, Through these strategic partnerships, Ribbon is able to deliver tightly integrated and differentiated end-to-end NFV solutions that are production ready.

Advantages of Ribbon NFV:

  • Wide-ranging VNF portfolio supporting full elasticity and geo distribution
  • Intelligent VNF management framework and open APIs streamline MANO interworking
  • EMS and Analytics for VNFs ease of operations and to provide KPIs
  • High-performance media interworking and transcoding solutions
  • Graceful migration path and hybrid deployment support avoids “rip and replace”
  • Flexible licensing plans accommodate elastic services and on-demand applications

Network Functions Virtualization Portfolio

Virtual Network Functions

Cloud native microservices architectures

VNF Manager

Full VNF Life Cycle Management

Resources

Datasheet

Ribbon VNF Manager (Virtual Network Function)

Ecosystem

Ribbon Red Hat NFV Ecosystem

Ecosystem

Virtual SBC with NFV from Ribbon & Wind River

Ecosystem

WIND Titanium Cloud Vs. Vanilla Stack for Advanced Media Software

Video

NFV - Dan Teichman MWC18

Webinar

Geo-Distributed & Elastic VNF Deployment Across Different Virtualization Environments

Webinar

The Path to High Performance NFV Deployments

White Paper

Ensuring Performance for Real-time Packet Processing in OpenStack

White Paper

Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) for Cloud-Native Media Transcoding

White Paper

Microservices: Optimizing Session Border Controllers in the Cloud

White Paper

Understanding NFV - Its Benefits, and Its Applications

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