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VNF Marketplace

Overview

Today’s digital enterprises rely on IT to be agile and responsive to change at the speed required by customers. Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) replace the need for physical hardware to be ordered, delivered and installed within your premise. Similar to Cloud Computing, VNFs virtualise network equipment by decoupling the hardware and the software, allowing you to consume only the service component and access it on demand.

VNF Marketplace is an online storefront within the Telstra Programmable Networkportal which allows customers to buy VNFs from a range of vendors. These can be deployed according to your requirements for live and/or test environments, and be configured and managed in near real time.

After you select your choice of VNF, you can drag and connect them on the Programmable Network canvas to various endpoints such as your data centres and network. Once you have completed the initial settings, you can turn on the VNF and complete your deployment.

Benefits and features

Choice

From virtual firewalls to routers, choose from a wide range of VNFs from market-leading partners and find the one that best fits your budget and needs.

Control

Configure your new VNF according to your needs. Schedule how long you would like the VNF to run or which billing account to allocate the cost to. Provision a new VNF to support new workloads or turn off an existing one when it is no longer required. Controlling and making changes to your VNF is easy with Programmable Network.

Commercial flexibility

Virtual functions do away with CAPEX expenditure on hardware which results in annual depreciation, limited warranty periods, requires a physical location to host, and a team to manage and maintain it. With Programmable Network, you can choose to pay per hour, day or year, and only for what you consume. Simply turn the VNF off to avoid incurring additional charges.

Order instantly

Our online portal allows customers to instantly order virtual network functions – such as firewalls and routers – on demand and based on your preferred vendor, without waiting days or weeks associated with physical hardware.

Flexibility

Programmable Network is vendor-agnostic, allowing you to choose the vendors and virtual functions to create the network topology that best suits your business.

Choice

From virtual firewalls to routers, choose from a wide range of VNFs from market-leading partners and find the one that best fits your budget and needs. We will continue to add new vendors and VNFs to expand the Marketplace and offer you more choices.

Control

Configure your new VNF according to your needs. Schedule how long you would like the VNF to run or which billing account to allocate the cost to. Provision a new VNF to support new workloads or turn off an existing one when it is no longer required. Controlling and making changes to your VNF is easy with Programmable Network.

Commercial flexibility

Virtual functions do away with CAPEX expenditure on hardware which results in annual depreciation, limited warranty periods, requires a physical location to host, and a team to manage and maintain it. With Programmable Network, you can choose to pay per hour, day or year, and only for what you consume. Simply turn the VNF off to avoid incurring additional charges.

 

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