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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with a Touch of SDN by Paresh Shah, Syed Farrukh Hassan, Rajendra Chayapathi

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Chapter 6. Stitching It All Together

The previous chapters have gone through the core topics of network functions virtualization (NFV) design, orchestration, and deployment, as well as the fundamentals of software-defined networking (SDN). This chapter stitches all those fundamentals together and looks at some of the very important finishing touches required when all the pieces work collectively for NFV implementation. The main topics covered in this chapter are:

• Security implementation for NFV deployment

• Enabling virtualized network functions to work together to implement a network service

• The dynamics and details of programmability of the virtual network

• Performance impact and challenges in a virtualized environment

Security Considerations ...

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