We don’t want to support a hardware-based product and the hassle of RMAs, tech support, warranties, etc. But in certain use-cases, customers need an easy solution for running a NF gateway on a number of hardware form factors - permanent install or mobile situations.
So why not produce vCPE images that run on NF-approved white-box hardware. Ideally it would boot directly into a hypervisor running a NF gateway image. Either through a channel partnership, or not, we would provide information on our website about what hardware we support, and instructions for booting our image on a given device type.
Either way, we would not warranty or support the hardware itself, just the software.