Cisco vEdge Cloud is a software router platform that supports an entire range of software features available on the physical vEdgerouter platforms. The vEdge Cloud router is offered as a virtual machine that can be deployed in the variety of private, public, and hybrid cloud computing environments. It is supported on all major hypervisor platforms. Cisco vEdge Cloud router uses the Intel DPDK infrastructure to help ensure the most optimal performance on x86 platforms. The softw are is also capable of using the AES-NI encryption offload technology available on most Intel platforms. AES-NI offers optimized IP security (IPSec) performance w hen using AES encryption algorithms.
The vEdge Cloud router targets the following main deployment use cases:
1. Extending SD-WAN overlay into public cloud environments
2. Virtualized WAN router.