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The concept of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) deals with replacing disparate, physical network hardware with a software platform that enables automated deployment and configuration of specific virtual network functions (VNF) on-demand. Service providers hope to use NFV to transform their architectures to provide more flexible network services to their customers with accelerated deployment times and at lower costs.
As the market leader in WAN Optimization, Riverbed is working with a number of visionary NFV vendors. Service Providers can implement SteelHead as a VNF on top of a variety of orchestration platforms as a stand-alone capability or as part of a chain of networking services.
Learn more about SteelHead and Riverbed’s vision of the Software-Defined WAN.