The burgeoning industry acceptance of software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has led to numerous pilot projects and the development of demonstration platforms. As these development projects move forward toward in-network deployment, communications service providers modernizing their infrastructures have gravitated toward virtualized compute platforms based on Intel® architecture. By being able to deploy NFV solutions on standard highvolume servers (SHVS), communications service providers can reduce service-delivery costs, improve agility, and enhance flexibility across the infrastructure.