- Virtualization appliance
The Cisco 5000 Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) is a line of compute appliances designed for the Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (ENFV) solution. It delivers an advanced standard of software-defined flexibility and performance, and offers a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The 5000 ENCS is a hybrid platform that combines excellent attributes of a traditional router and a traditional server, and offers the same functionality with a smaller infrastructure footprint. Offered with the Cisco Integrated Services Virtual Router (ISRv) and NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) as the hosting layer, the platform offers a complete solution for a simplified deployment. It also accelerates some functions in hardware such as inter-VM traffic flows, IP Security (IPsec) crypto, and RAID for storage.