NFVgrid provides automated provisioning, analytics, monitoring, and life-cycle management for Virtual Network Function appliances managed through a single system. The NFVgrid web portal delivers a smooth user experience. The dashboard neatly presents all of the virtual appliances and services that a customer can roll-out or terminate.
NFVgrid automatically deploys virtual appliances with pre-provisioned settings and connects them to networks of choice. For advanced settings, virtual network appliances can be accessed later by web-portal or CLI.
No system in today’s network can perform in isolation, so we built NFVgrid with a rich set of RESTful APIs for easy integration with OSS and BSS systems, including billing.
NFVgrid provides performance monitoring functions as well as a meaningful representation of the different kinds of analytical data for the traffic passing through the network or a particular VM.
Life cycle management includes instantiation, scaling the VNF up and down, performance measurement and finally, termination of the appliance when requested, either by the customer or as required by a network operator. The diagram below provides a high level NFVGrid architecture: