Virtual network functions offer a great deal of flexibility, allowing for dynamic provisioning of network services. Handling network services within a VM and meeting performance requirements can be challenging. It's essential to utilize specialized hardware accelerators to meet the desired performance targets. ODP/DPDK are becoming defacto standard for NFV abstracting the hardware accelerator interfaces from VNF applications. In order to leverage the data plane capability of underlying platform the hardware acceleration can be exposed to the VMs via proprietary interfaces through direct-assignment or standardized interfaces. In this session we discuss how we can leverage the hardware acceleration on QorIQ platforms for developing optimized virtual network functions with DPDK/ODP.