Network Functions Virtualisation

Bring innovative new services to market faster with an agile and elastic virtual network.

Welcome to Interoperability with Low Risk

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) face exploding network traffic and declining profit margins. They must compete with over-the-top players who can roll out new services much faster. Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps CSPs thrive in this disruptive environment by accelerating their journey from old-school networks built on monolithic, proprietary appliances to more agile networks enabled by Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). 

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise NFV platform features an open architecture, an extensive partner ecosystem, and full proof-of-concept testing and deployment support. Our vast IT expertise and carrier-grade capabilities will ease your transition to the new business of the network.

Minimise your capital and operating expenditure with our NFV solution based on CSP-defined ETSI standards and built on open-source, non-proprietary architecture. Make the most of existing infrastructure and extend your current investment to initiate NFV transformation through management and orchestration (MANO), operations support system (OSS) and business support system (BSS) solutions. 

Specialised vendor and partner solutions accelerate the design-to-deployment cycle of cloud-enabled network services and applications. You can manage the entire network from a single, unified control application. And with carrier-grade HPE Helion OpenStack as the foundation, you can expect always-on availability, reliability and performance.

Over 50 Completed Proofs of Concept and Deployed NFV Projects

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been active in developing standards that help CSPs speed service development and delivery. To date, ETSI has approved 15 HPE Proofs of Concept. Prodip Sen, our chief technology officer for NFV, serves as chairman of the OPNFV committee. HPE Distinguished Technologist Marie-Paul Odini services as vice-chair of ETSI. And Sarwar Raza, our vice president for NFV product management, sits on the board of the OpenDaylight initiative.  

NFV Transformation in Action


TechValidate Surveys Telco Services Company 

Learn how a large telco accelerated their test cycles and significantly lowered costs using HPE Service Virtualisation.  


TechValidate User Reviews

Customers share results and benefits of HPE Service Virtualisation Software solution for NFV.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise NFV Portfolio

Your pathway to network virtualisation.

HPE NFV Systems Family

HPE NFV Systems Family

Everything you need to deploy an NFV solution: HPE NFV Starter Kit, HPE Compute Kit, HPE Control Kit, HPE Storage Kit and HPE NFV Director.

HPE OpenNFV Architecture

HPE OpenNFV Architecture

Now CSPs can accelerate the design, proof-of-concept, trial and deployment of cloud-enabled network services and innovations.

HPE NFV Director 3.0

HPE NFV Director 3.0

Get management, orchestration and analytics capabilities that enhance the flexibility and scalability of current CSP operations support systems.

HPE OpenNFV Labs

HPE OpenNFV Labs

Test your critical applications simultaneously and ensure their deployment readiness on a shared NFV infrastructure.

HPE ConteXtream

HPE ConteXtream

Our carrier-grade fabric leverages proven virtualisation and grid computing technologies.

HPE OpenNFV Partner Programme

Build your NFV proof-of-concept and path-to-deployment with reputable network equipment providers, independent software vendors and system integrators.

Network Functions Virtualisation and the Cloud

A view on the future of telco cloud networking from Saar Gillai, our Communications Solutions SVP.

Add Broad Innovation to Your NFV Strategy

Transformation Services

Our cloud, security, mobility and big data experts can help your IT run your business

Software-defined Networking

With an agile, SDN-enabled infrastructure built on open standards, create a programmable network that aligns with your business needs.


White Paper : HPE NFV Technical Summary

White Paper

A breakdown of open architectures across MANO, OSS, VNF and NFVI layers and integration with trending IT technology.

White Paper : The New Business of the Network

White Paper

A discussion about our innovative, open and proven approach to NFV, launching new services faster and integrating with cloud.

Presentation : Industry Edge: Network Functions Virtualization Edition


Topics include “What do I virtualize first and why?”, Why SDN matters in NFV”, and more.