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What is Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization?

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Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization is also known as Cisco NFV.

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Khader Jeelani
Sr.Network Engineer at Alghanim Industries
Real User
Top 20
Easy to setup, maintain and manage, but very expensive

What is our primary use case?

We use it as a hybrid. We are mostly deploying Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization on our on-prem data centers. We mostly work on-prem for the hardware infrastructure. We have a little bit on the cloud, especially with AWS or Azure.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is easy to manage, easy to maintain, and stable. If you set up everything alright, it will give years without any issues."
  • "In terms of what could be improved, I would say the cost. The SDN hardware especially is much too expensive, specifically 799 and 9000."

What other advice do I have?

It is always good to work with Cisco products. We love to work with Cisco. But I respect other products as well. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization a seven as I have gone through the documentation compared to other virtualizations like NSX. To bring that score up, there could be more optimization on the cloud, especially SD-WAN, which we have gone through but still I think needs way more optimization compared to partners or competitors like VMware, VeloCloud and the other vendors and SD-WAN leaders. Cisco needs to improvise for more…
CK
Network System Engineer at VSIS
Real User
Top 20
A reliable solution with good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. It is used to help manage networks and services.

Pros and Cons

  • "The support system that they have in place is very good and they are easy to reach."
  • "It would be helpful if they offered modularized upgrades, such as additional memory or a faster processor."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first review the technology on the market. There are several things to plan for, including integration with other products. Overall, I feel that this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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JG
Director - Head of Technical Division/Operations; Infrastructure Solutions at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
A scalable platform for hosting our services, but technical support issues could be resolved more quickly

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is hosting services.

What is most valuable?

Cisco is in our portfolio, which is one of the reasons that we keep working with them.

What needs improvement?

This is a software solution, which is less stable than a hardware solution by definition.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this Cisco product for two or three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is not a problem.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been in touch with technical support and have found that sometimes, cases are prolonged. They are not always resolved in a timely manner.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone who is implementing Cisco Enterprise NFV…
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