Drive growth with automated NFV solution packages

Increase your business agility

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.

Explore NFV solution packages

Gi LAN VNF service

The virtualized Gi LAN solution provides solutions such as virtual policy enforcement, TCP and ABR video optimization and virtual firewall. 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.

Gi Firewall VNF service

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 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.

Standalone 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.

Accelerate your transformation

F5’s simplified approach to enabling deployment of virtual functions in flexible combinations with prominent ecosystem partners helps you accelerate your transition to virtualized network services. 

Ways to buy

Consolidate and simplify procurement with flexible cloud licensing models that fit your business. 

Perpetual licensing

Perpetual licensing

The Gi LAN VNF and Gi Firewall VNF solution packages are both available via perpetual licensing in 5G, 10G, and 50G throughput options.

Subscription

Subscription

The Gi LAN VNF and Gi Firewall VNF solution packages are both available via annual subscription in 5G, 10G, and 50G throughput options.

Build your own solution

Build your own solution

You can architect a custom solution from individual BIG-IP Virtual Editions and then purchase a perpetual license for VNF Manager for <50, 50+, or 500+ devices.

Use before you buy

After initial purchase, you can simplify further purchases, seamlessly scale as you grow, and reduce the need for overprovisioning and for capacity forecasting with the use-before-you-buy feature, which is included with all NFV packaged solutions.

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Service provider NFV solutions

Explore other carrier-grade NFV solutions that help you meet customer demands for network performance and reliability while improving your bottom line.

Benefits of NFV implementation

Learn how a Tier 1 U.S. operator collaborated with multiple vendors to create a secure NFV architecture design that delivers 3x better performance with a lower TCO.

Simplicity, velocity, scale

Simplify your virtualized network with ready-to-install NFV solutions that are able to automatically unpack and self-configure, saving time and ensuring application performance out of the box.