Network Functions Virtualization

Communications service providers expect network functions virtualization (NFV) to drive efficiencies, improve service agility and fundamentally improve the way they do business.  By delivering network functions virtually, with cloud-native solutions, service providers  reduce proprietary hardware dependencies, contain CAPEX and OPEX, and increase service velocity.

Ribbon's VNF Manager aids service providers  through full support of orchestration, automation, elasticity, scalability, and geographic distribution of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Ribbon is working with both ETSI and ONAP for VNF implementation in virtual and cloud environments.

Mobile Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Ribbon delivers a robust portfolio of virtual network functions in the cloud for mobile service providers. Dramatically increase responsiveness to customer and traffic demands with carrier-class, cloud native solutions from Ribbon, for:

Fixed Network Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Virtual network functions from Ribbon are driving Fixed Network IP Transformation with high performance, high reliability solutions for:

Cloud Native SBCs

NFV Ecosystems

Ribbon has established partnerships with industry-leading NFVI and MANO vendors and has performed interoperability testing with Wind River Titanium Cloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Intel Network Builders, Hewlett Packard Enterprise OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit, Through these strategic partnerships, Ribbon is able to deliver integrated solutions that are production ready.

Advantages of Ribbon Network Functions Virtualization (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

Resources

Datasheet

Ribbon VNF Manager (Virtual Network Function)

Ecosystem

Ribbon Red Hat NFV Ecosystem

Ecosystem

Virtual SBC with NFV from Ribbon & Wind River

Media Coverage

Verizon offers SBC as a Service with Ribbon Communications

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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