Nokia and VMware continue to collaborate to deliver integrated and proven end-to-end NFV solutions which are widely deployed at communication service providers (CSP) globally. Together we bring joint value with decades of telecom innovation combined with virtualization and cloud expertise. Powered by continued networking and cloud technology portfolio investment, supported by the research and creativity of Bell Labs, Nokia has the industry’s most complete, end-to-end Telecom portfolio of products and services. Likewise, VMware brings more than two decades of innovation and has delivered the most trusted and widely deployed virtualization and cloud solution to the market. The end result is a solid, unified solution that helps our customers address not only today’s rapid technology shifts, but also capitalize on new opportunities as they arise. Ultimately positioning CSPs for rapid growth by accelerating their digital transformation journey to the new era of enhanced mobile broadband, IOT and 5G
Leveraging VMware vCloud NFV Platform, Nokia and VMware have delivered the following joint Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)
- Cloudband Application Manager (CBAM) and Network Director (CBND)
- Cloud Packet Core – Cloud Management Gateway (CMG)
- Cloud Packet Core – Cloud Mobility Manger (CMM)
- Virtual Session Boarder Controller
- Virtual Service Router
- Nokia Register
- Nokia Smart Plan Suite
Additional details such as solution overview, solution white papers and ready for NFV certification details can be found on the solution exchange: https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/company/nokia
Nokia and VMware have put their heads together to simplify the day to day operational requirement to efficiently run NFV services. To learn more about our joint capabilities of how we intelligently automate network functions on a virtualized telco cloud, visit us at Mobile World Congress USA in Los Angeles in South Hall Booth 1714 and see a live demonstration. Here is a sneak peak of what you will see:
In one demo, we will show an instance of a Nokia Cloud Packet Core network function that is exceeding its defined capacity thresholds. Our joint solution will show the automated scaling of a Cloud Packet Core network function to address dynamic VNF demands.
As more and more CSP networks transition from bare metal to NFV, the upgrade of the NFV infrastructure has quickly become a significant operational challenge. Over the past 20 years, VMware has evolved to become the industry standard for seamless and effortless upgrades. This fundamental capability is also readily available in VMware’s vCloud NFV platform. Nokia and VMware have partnered to demonstrate how to upgrade NFV infrastructure without service disruption of traffic through Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core functions. Join us to see how effortless NFVI upgrade can be with Nokia and VMware.