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Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) is the software implementation of network functions, such as routers, firewalls, load balancers, broadband gateways, mobile packet processors, servicing nodes, signalling, location services, etc.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a way to virtualize network services, such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers, that have traditionally been run on proprietary hardware. These services are packaged as virtual machines (VMs) on commodity hardware, which allows service providers to run their network on standard servers instead of proprietary ones.
The NFV MANO architecture is responsible for managing cloud infrastructure, deploying and connecting hosted elements or VNFs and services composed of VNFs.