Through Intel's engagement with the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem—and work with standards bodies and open source organizations—Intel® Xeon® processors have been successfully used by many ecosystem partners to power their network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions. In Intel® Network Builders alone, there are more than 300 partners that utilize Intel® Xeon® processors to provide ...infrastructure or to power workloads. Intel has worked closely with many of these companies and has gained extensive experience that it has used to identify the optimal server hardware configurations and open source software stacks for NFV workloads. Intel has developed Intel® Select Solution for NFVI reference designs that combine this industry expertise with the performance of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Intel® Select Solution for NFVI reference designs address the complexity that ecosystem partners face in choosing the right infrastructure, helping to accelerate NFV deployments. With the Intel® Select Solution for NFVI, ecosystem partners can deliver workload-optimized server solutions to communication service provider (CommSP) customers that lessen the time, eﬀort, and expense involved with evaluating hardware and software integrations for NFV-based service development and deployment.