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Leveraging network functions virtualization (NFV) helps you lower costs, increase operational efficiency, and monetize new services. F5’s prepackaged, preconfigured NFV solutions simplify the deployment and management of your virtualized network.
The virtualized Gi LAN solution provides solutions such as virtual policy enforcement, TCP and ABR video optimization, virtual firewall, and virtual CGNAT. Virtual solutions enable you to dynamically chain together services based on real-time subscriber and application awareness. This model means you can deliver services based on current network conditions and use network resources more efficiently, allowing you to innovate, improve subscriber QoE, and lower costs. The package can be purchased in capacity-based throughput options of 5, 10, and 50 Gbps increments, which greatly simplifies network planning, sizing, and purchasing. This solution includes the F5 VNF Manager.
Defend your core network infrastructure and mobile subscribers from attacks with a high-performance, highly scalable ICSA Labs Certified full-proxy firewall. Deploy the Gi Firewall VNF Service with CGNAT to detect and stop large-scale DDoS. The package can be purchased in capacity-based throughput options of 5, 10, and 50 Gbps increments, which greatly simplifies network planning, sizing and purchasing. This solution includes the F5 VNF Manager.
Automate the lifecycle of F5 NFV solutions without the need for a third-party vendor. Management functionality allows you to consolidate and manage your virtual services, automatically scale capacity requirements, and implement lifecycle management to support rapid spin-up and spin-down of services. Through REST APIs, the F5 VNF Manager is compatible with third-party orchestrators.
Get all the benefits of an automated, virtualized network.
The future is now. In this paper by Heavy Reading principal analyst Jim Hodges, learn how easier programmable capabilities can help you deliver exactly the resources applications demand—and get best practices for innovating within this flexible, capacity-based model.
Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, and F5 Solution Architect James Thomson discuss the ways service providers are moving past planning and managing VNF instances to deliver true service management.
Consolidate and simplify procurement with flexible cloud licensing models that fit your business.
The Gi LAN VNF and Gi Firewall VNF solution packages are both available via perpetual licensing in 5G, 10G, and 50G throughput options.
The Gi LAN VNF and Gi Firewall VNF solution packages are both available via annual subscription in 5G, 10G, and 50G throughput options.
Service providers are different. You have some of the biggest and most complex challenges in the communications world today. At F5, we don’t just understand the challenges you face, many of us have lived them ourselves. That’s why we developed the F5 Service Provider Essentials technical services program: to offer a specialized level of support for—and exclusively available to—our SP customers.