Enea NFV Core

Enea NFV Core is a carrier-grade virtualization software platform built on OpenStack, tested and compatibility validated through OPNFV. Through extensive open source and telco grade feature extensions, Enea NFV Core is ideal for deployment in telco data centers where capabilities like resilience, networking performance and Service Function Chaining is key.

Service Function Chaining

Enea NFV Core integrates key OpenStack components and APIs (networking-sfc) needed to support Service Function Chaining. Enea NFV Core supports several different service chaining methods, Network Service Headers (NSH), ToS, VLAN as well as Segment Routing and can be integrated with Enea's Service Classifier to form a complete subscriber aware SFC solution.

Deployment ready

OPNFV Verified ProgramEnea NFV Core provides carrier-grade readiness and availability for deployment in commercially operated networks. Already configured, integrated, optimized, enhanced, and validated, it offers a turnkey solution with performance, reliability and functionality far beyond what is available directly from the open source community. Enea NFV Core has completed the OPNFV Verified Program.


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HIgh Performance

Highly optimized virtual networking performance provide reduced latency, higher throughput and lower processing overhead, allowing higher compute density. Enea NFV Core maintains performance when traffic throughput is reaching 80 Gbps.

Allowing interoperability

Interoperability requires a standardized interface that clearly decouples software and hardware. Enea NFV Core complies with widely accepted open standards including ETSI NFV and OPNFV while being 100% hardware agnostic. Our approach is to provide multi-vendor multi-architecture software platforms for maximum portability.

Integration capability

The ability to mix and match NFV components with little or no integration requires open standards. Enea NFV Core is based on OPNFV and OpenStack, and is compliant with ETSI NFV. These are de facto standards for telecom NFV, which ensures seamless integration with standard hardware, VNFs and third party NFV software. Enea also has a large global services organization to cover any gaps between standards and operators’ environments.

Improved Resilience and Fault Management

Enea NFV Core is designed to secure mission-critical availability and reliability for telecom use. Through industry leading high availability, and optimized boot speed minimizing the time needed to recreate network functions after a failure, it improves resilience.

Hardware Independent

Enea NFV Core is vendor agnostic, allowing full decoupling from hardware. Out-of-the-box it runs on cost efficient ARM and x86 based COTS hardware, adding to its scalability and adaptability for various use cases.

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NFV for the Edge

In this video we run the Enea NFV Core platform, showcasing how data can stream between two more efficient CPE devices without putting a load on nodes in the network. 



Enea NFV Core builds on OPNFV and OpenStack, and is compliant with the ETSI architecture. OPNFV is the industry standard open source platform for telecom NFV. 


Carrier grade reliability and performance that meets or exceeds existing equipment ensures seamless transition to NFV.


Enea NFV Core runs on both ARM and x86 based COTS servers, adding to its scalability and adaptability. Complying with open standards, it is free from lock-in on hardware, VNFs or MANO.