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Packaging of the VNF into a virtual appliance/container
Wrapping the VNF with a generic TOSCA template
Configuring the device using a simple configuration plugin
Composing a service function chain through intent-based orchestration
No. Using Cloudify as an embedded VNFM actually simplifies the integration with other NFV-Os as it removes all the complexity of managing the internals of the VNF from the external interface. Cloudify as an embedded VNFM integrates with other NFV-O vendors, where Cloudify as the VNFM, is completely abstracted from the NFV-O layer, so VNFs that use Cloudify as the embedded VNFM can easily integrate with an external NFV-O.
Cloudify is one of the only orchestrators in the market designed to support true embeddability (OEM) into other products because it is:
Cloudify offers a flexible pricing structure targeted to fit the business model of the VNF vendor. Cloudify understands the VNF vendor risks through the different stages of the cloud native transformation process, and has made the business model flexible to fit these stages.
Yes. Cloudify can be used as a VNFM or as a global Service Orchestrator.
In this context, Cloudify acts as a service orchestrator that manages the end-to-end service and chaining, and is able to call the third-party VNFM as the endpoint for the service automation.
Yes. The transition to Cloud Native VNF is often a transition from a network function that addresses a specific network operation (Firewall, Router, DPI…) to a network service (security service, SD-WAN, vCPE…) which is often built as a bundle of multiple network functions aimed to address the end-to-end service functionality and curve out the complexity involved with the integration of those bundles. Cloudify was built as a generic orchestrator and already supports a wide range of VNFs. It is therefore quite common to use Cloudify to integrate the core VNFs with other third-party VNFs as part of an end-to-end service bundle.