Security for Network
Function Virtualization (NFV)
Hillstone CloudEdge NFV Solution
Hillstone Key Features
CloudEdge is compatible with a wide variety of NFV environments, from major hypervisors like ESXi, Hyper-V and Xen, to platforms such as VMware, ZTE, OpenStack and Huawei, to public clouds including AWS, Azure, Ali Cloud and more.
Automatic Deployment and Initial Configuration
Hillstone provides VNF images in multiple formats to meet the requirements of various NFV architectures. Virtual resources are pre-configured via embedded agents to streamline deployment.
Automatic License Management
To ensure VNF modules can closely follow user requirements to start, adjust, or shut down, Hillstone offers a License Management System (LMS) for VNF deployments. With the help of LMS, licenses are automatically assigned or recycled whenever a VNF module starts, adjusts, or terminates to help ensure that network services scale along with customer requirements.
Elasticity and High Performance
Hillstone VNF can automatically adjust virtual resources, like vCPU and memory, as needed. Without re-deploying the VNF module, new resources can be assigned and a new license with higher capacity loaded via the LMS. When increasing virtual resources can no longer increase VNF performance to the level needed, a VNF can enable the support of SR-IOV and further improve the interface throughput to nearly line rate.
REST API and MANO
As part of self-management, a VNF must provide a northbound interface to upper-level management software that allows users to manage their services via a single portal. Hillstone CloudEdge VNF includes a REST API, a popular interface standard supported by major management platforms like AWS, Azure and OpenStack. CloudEdge also offers three NFV orchestration solutions for integration with other MANO structures.
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