Cloud-based service offerings have seen an increase over the recent years. Network functions virtualization (NFV) is benefiting from this shift to the cloud because it allows network functions to be implemented anytime and anywhere they may be needed. The deployment, management, and orchestration of the network functions play a major role in NFV implementation in the cloud. These deployments generally deal with massive scale. They are highly automated and work with a range of vendors and device types.
The main topics covered in this chapter are:
• Architecture and deployment of cloud-based virtualization infrastructure
• Management and orchestration in NFV framework
• Orchestration, deployment, and management ...