This reference architecture provides guidance for designing and creating a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform by using VMware vCloud® NFV™.

This document describes the high-level design principles and considerations when implementing an environment that is based on vCloud NFV. It also provides example scenarios to help you understand the platform capabilities.

Intended Audience

This document is intended for telecommunications and solution architects, sales engineers, field consultants, advanced services specialists, and customers who are responsible for the virtualized network functions (VNFs) and the NFV environment on which they run.