Extreme networking performance AND minimal footprint


Enea NFV Access is a lightweight virtualization software platform uniquely designed for deployment on edge devices at customer premise. It is streamlined for high networking performance and minimal footprints for both platform and VNFs, resulting in very high compute density. Enea NFV Access provides a foundation for vCPE agility and innovation, reducing cost and complexity for computing at the network edge.


Enea NFV Access is optimized for virtual network functions that need high networking performance with a small form factor. It is a streamlined platform without the overhead that solutions originally developed for data centers carry with them. It allows virtualization using containers or full virtual machines, adding to its scalability.

Great performance

Enea NFV Access is designed for CPE, with minimal footprint and no need for OpenStack. It's optimized data plane provides 10 Gb/s throughput also for small packet sizes, and reduced end-to-end latency. 


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Deployment ready

Enea NFV Access is packaged for fast and easy deployment and is ready to host VNFs from the get go without further configuration or integration work needed. 

Small footprint

Enea NFV Access is engineered for high platform scalability and minimized footprint, providing high compute density and allowing more VNFs on the servers.


Out-of-the box, VNF management and Service Function Chaining using OpenStack API, NETCONF, REST, Docker API, or CLI to interface orchestration. 

Open standards

Building on open standards, Enea NFV Access prevents vendor lock-in. While many of the open source components that are part of Enea NFV Access are modified to provide higher performance and better availability, interfaces are left completely open. Operators can benefit from better interoperability and by securing their network architecture for the future.


Enea NFV Access supports single 4-core ARM systems up to clustered 24 core x86 Xeon servers. The platform scalability allows the same solution to run on various platforms, minimizing the need to provision virtualization platforms from several vendors.


Enea is a committed contributor to the NFV community and is a catalyst for cross-platform flexibility and architectural choice. As a consequence, Enea NFV Access supports both x86 and ARM based devices. 

Enea NFV Core

Together with the previously announced Enea NFV Core platform, Enea addresses three vCPE deployment scenarios: Central office and point-of-presence with Enea NFV Core, customer premise deployment with Enea NFV Access, and a distributed scenario with a combination of both platforms.

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Enea NFV Services

Through our services, we share our networking and NFV knowledge to help our clients speed up development, reduce project risks, and ultimately, get a better product to market faster. We provide services for proof-of-concepts in lab environments, and rollouts and deployment in operational environments. 

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Download a product overview for Enea NFV Access to learn more about additional features, benefits, and services.

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Download the Enea NFV Access datasheet for an in-depth view of the foundation for vCPE revolution, reducing cost and complexity for computing at the network edge.

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Webinar slides

In these slides, ARM and Enea examine challenges faced when virtualizing a network, and vCPE best practices at the network edge. 

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NFV at the Edge of the network

NFV is moving to the edge of the networks, and use cases like vCPE, 5G and Industrial IoT can all benefit from the possibilities NFV opens up. But the edge is more challenging than the datacenters and in this video we discuss possible solutions to address these problems.