FatPipe Networks has launched a multi-function virtualized network function (VNF) for its family of SD-WAN solutions.
FatPipe VNF integrates SD-WAN functionality with routing, firewall, security, deep packet inspection (DPI), QoS, WAN optimization and domain name system (DNS) management to give organizations a one-stop shop to deploy NFV. FatPipe VNF has been implemented on several NFV hypervisors, including OpenStack, AWS, Azure, VMware and Wind River.
“The FatPipe VNF could help enterprises more easily deploy NFV, which has been previously constrained due to the difficulties involved with multiple-vendor components required for a successful NFV implementation, including OpenStack,” said 451 Research senior analyst of networking, Jim Duffy.
Customers will have the option of choosing a purpose-built hardware or opt for hardware built with OpenStack and the FatPipe VNF pre-installed, the latter allowing third-party VNFs to be loaded onto FatPipe hardware.
“OpenStack is becoming the standard for virtualization of network functions,” said FatPipe CTO Sanch Datta. “By building an integrated VNF/SD-WAN that’s branded-to-deployment of OpenStack, we can reduce the complexities and barriers to entry for enterprise NFV deployments. We expect this to have a similar benefit to NFV adoption as commercially branded Linux software had for enterprise adoption.”