This release of vCloud NFV introduces vCloud Director together with NSX-T Data Center, which is the next-generation advanced networking stack of the NFVI. vCloud NFV explores the transformation of the CSP private cloud environments to next-generation NFV networks by using multitenant design objectives.

Considering a Three-Pod design, the following diagram illustrates how the Resource Pod enables accelerated and normal workloads with the N-VDS Enhanced mode. A separate Edge Pod provides external connectivity with different options for scale and performance.

The diagram illustrates how a fully integrated vCloud Director Provider VDC, Organization, Organization VDC, NSX-T segments, Tier-1 gateways can be used to provide a multitenant environment for deploying VNFs.

Figure 1. Private Cloud with Multiple Tenants
Private Cloud with Multiple Tenants

The Edge Pod hosts both the Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways that provide North-South and East-West network connectivity for workloads. The NSX Manager is the management component that CSPs can use to provision these networks. After the North-South and East-West networks are mapped to provider networks in vCloud Director, tenants consume them for their workload connectivity requirements.