The VMware vCloud NFV platform is developed to support CSPs in operating a cost-effective and operationally robust NFV infrastructure. Version 3.0 of vCloud NFV introduces significant performance improvements in the platform’s data plane. For the first time, NSX-T Data Center is included with vCloud NFV 3.0 thus introducing a new networking stack to the vCloud NFV platform. NSX-T Data Center delivers substantial performance improvements to the switching fabric of the platform through a specific component that is called N-VDS Enhanced. The NSX-T Data Center networking stack requires less compute resources to operate compared to the previous versions of vCloud NFV. Furthermore, workloads can consume N-VDS in an easy and streamlined way.