A common challenge when moving to virtualization is the complexity and depth of change, which impacts an organization’s operational infrastructure and corporate culture. It can be challenging to define a virtualized network services portfolio, onboard new and more Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), and build new software-based architecture, technical skill sets, and operational practices. The Ciena Virtualized Edge Solution is specifically designed to help service providers successfully implement a virtualized network services portfolio so they can evolve their existing services to ones that offer a superior level of openness, automation, and agility.