One of the most important developments in the 5G core network is the adoption of network function virtualization (NFV), which replaces network hardware with software running in the cloud. NFV is not about incremental improvements; it is a complete paradigm shift in network services and architecture. NFV unleashes the power of network cloud-based services, allowing for new elastic services, decoupling hardware and software, automating everything, and simplifying network operations, increasing service revenue.
Many service providers are starting to deploy NFV solutions that promise to improve business agility and increase service revenue. In order to make sure of the success of these deployments, it is essential that NFV applications run on top of a solid base compute, storage, and network architecture. Standard IT cloud infrastructure is not well suited to NFV because it is not designed for high-bandwidth service provider network applications. The GENEViSiO 5G Core Infrastructure provides service providers with GENEViSiO integrated, tested, and certified solutions to run 5G core network services in the O-RAN structure.