The VMware vCloud NFV 3.0 platform is an evolution of the VMware NFV solution, based on extensive customer deployment and the continued development of standards organizations such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The vCloud NFV platform provides a comprehensive, service-oriented solution, leveraging a cloud computing model that allows ubiquitous, programmatic, on-demand access to a shared pool of compute, network, and storage resources. The solution is integrated with holistic operations management and service assurance capabilities, empowering the operator to rapidly deliver services while ensuring their quality. With a fully integrated VIM, the same vCloud NFV infrastructure delivers a myriad of telecommunications use cases and facilitates reusability of the service catalog based VNFs.

The vCloud NFV platform delivers a complete, integrated solution that has been rigorously tested to ensure compatibility, robustness, and functionality. Components used in creating the solution are currently deployed across many industries and scenarios. vCloud NFV software components can be used in a variety of ways to construct a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that meets the business goals of CSPs. This document discusses how components can be used to create a vCloud NFV architecture.