VMware Showcases NFV in Action at Mobile World Congress 2016

VMware’s virtualization platform is proven in production deployments in more than 45 logo-mwc151Communications Service Provider networks globally. With more than 40 VNFs running on VMware infrastructure from more than 30 VNF ecosystem partners VMware is helping customers transform their businesses across a range of dedicated NFV activities with selected partners.

At Mobile World Congress 2016, in the VMware Stand, Hall 3 Stand 3K10 we will offer daily sessions in the NFV Track at the VMware booth for attendees to learn more about our solutions and our partners.

Monday Feb 22nd 12:00 – 13:00
Understanding the Business Imperatives for NFV
David Wright, VP Operations, Telco NFV Group, VMware
Driving business value from NFV requires more than simply virtualizing network functions: It requires integration of services across multiple domains and multiple vendors that drives operational efficiency and monetizes new services quickly. Learn how Communication Service Providers (CSPs) can ensure positive business outcomes from virtualization of the mobile network infrastructure – and beyond.

Tuesday Feb 23rd 12:00 – 13:00
Making the Right NFV Technology Choices
Philip Kippen, Director Solutions Architect, Telco NFV Group, VMware
Business imperatives of operational efficiency and rapid time to market drive technical requirements. Learn how virtualization can be applied to mobile network infrastructures and the key technical attributes that enable success. See in a LIVE demo of the creation of vEPC and vIMS  to deliver a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Wednesday Feb 24th 12:00 –13:00
Managing Operational Transformation for NFV
Nigel Stephenson, Global Marketing, Telco NFV Group, VMware
Having built your telco cloud – what next? How Communication Service Providers (CSPs) transform operations will determine the ultimate success of Network Function Virtualization projects. Find out what VMware has learnt from over fifteen years of IT transformation that can give the CSP a head start.

All sessions will be followed by lunch-time refreshments where you will be able to discuss your NFV requirements with NFV experts from VMware and our partners.

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VMware also continues to build out a powerful ecosystem of NFV partners, that together will help communications service providers accelerate adoption of NFV through proven interoperability, simplified operations and ongoing service assurance. Strategic thinkers, architects, operations leaders and business leaders alike can learn from real-world NFV experiences of VMware and our ecosystem partners at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Demonstrations include:

VMware vCloud NFV NFV Pavilion Pod 1 Overview of the vCloud NFV platform and how VMware provides a multi-­‐ vendor/multi-­‐domain platform that delivers on the NFV business case through production-­‐proven technology that minimizes operator risk and time to market for new services.
CENX/MitelNFV Pavilion Pod 2 CENX’s Exanova Service Intelligence assures VoWiFi and VoLTE connectivity QoE, in real time, across a mobile network, powered by Mitel’s vEPC virtual functions -­‐ ePDG and P-­‐GW, and managed by VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO).  Comprehensive performance monitoring and visualization across all path segments enables operators to diagnose faults immediately and take focused action to maintain high QoE.
EricssonNFV Pavilion Pod 3 The Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 platform integrated with VMware’s production-­‐proven NFV infrastructure vSphere®, vRealize®, NSX®, Virtual SAN™ is designed to rapidly deliver new services including virtual network functions and ICT applications for hybrid Telco, IT and Commercial Cloud. Differentiated with Ericsson software defined hardware based on Intel Rack Scale architecture and VMware virtualization to transform your cloud with dramatically improved agility, analytics, automation, manageability, scalability, and reduced TCO.
Ciena/VersaNFV Pavilion Pod 4 Ciena’s Blue Planet service orchestration platform will automate the provisioning and life-­‐cycle  management of a vCPE and SD-­‐WAN  service  from Versa Networks running on a VMware platform. The demo will highlight delivering capabilities such as routing, QoS, IPsec VPN, CGNAT and SD-­‐WAN as well as a wide range of security features in a multi-­‐tenancy carrier-­‐grade  environment with on-­‐demand  scale out  properties.
Dell/AffirmedNFV Pavilion Pod 5 Combining Dell’s PowerEdge servers with the brilliance of Affirmed Networks vEPC on Vmware’s vCloud NFV platform this demo proves just how simple it is to deploy, monitor and manage a VNF with these three powerhouses integrated. This demo highlights Dell integration with vRealize Operations Management to show the robust monitoring capabilities and vCloud Director for Service Providers for rapid deployment of the vEPC VNF.
Gigaspaces/Metaswitch NFV Pavilion Pod 6 Gigaspaces Cloudify brings a new dimension to service automation in a vCloud NFV environment. Through integration with vCloud Director watch how Cloudify streamlines provisioning and management of the Metaswitch’s Clearwater IMS, and delivers the functionality and ease of use that customers demand.

We hope to see you there.



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