The software gives CSPs the capability to unify their Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure/Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (NFVI/VIM), in order to support centralized and distributed edge cloud deployments and workloads.
By providing single NFVi/VIM for all cloud deployment needs, the solution streamlines operational procedures. It also provides CSPs with cloud-native architectures so that they get hands-on experience with containers.
Addressing a combination of IT and Telco use cases enables Nokia CloudBand customers to reduce cost and complexity compared to proprietary siloed approaches, Nokia said.
Nokia CloudBand Infrastructure Software includes OpenStack software directly from the open source community to address several challenges facing OpenStack adopters. It also includes full Software Defined Networking domain controller pre-integration to give customers an end-to-end solution with lower integration costs and improved time-to-market.
Guy Shemesh, Head of CloudBand at Nokia, said, “Nokia’s latest CloudBand Infrastructure Software improves on OpenStack’s operational state and removes risk and complexity for CSPs. CloudBand Infrastructure Software supports a combination of IT and Telco network cloud deployments, including stringent radio requirements, as well as Enterprise cloud needs.”
Nokia has already signed agreements with customers like StarHub, BSNL and T-Mobile for its CloudBand management and orchestration (MANO), including CloudBand Infrastructure Software.