Network Functions Virtualization

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

Network Agility. Service Innovation.

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

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise OpenNFV 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.

Minimize 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. 

Specialized 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 count on 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. Today, HPE is involved in nine ETSI-accepted NFV PoCs. 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.  

Hewlett Packard Enterprise NFV Portfolio

Your pathway to cloud based network virtualization.

HPE NFV System Family

HPE NFV System 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 Carrier SDN

HPE Carrier SDN

Operationalize your NFV solution with our Carrier SDN solution that drives programmability and agility in the network.

HPE OpenNFV Partner Program

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

Network Functions Virtualization and the Cloud

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

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.