Monday, February 10, 2014

NSN Launches Telco Cloud Management, Teams with HP

Nokia Solutions and Networks is launching a Telco Cloud Management solution to comply with ETSI's Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) framework for hosting carrier applications on cloud-based infrastructure. NSN is also extending its end-to-end Services to help operators prepare, implement and run their own telco clouds and migrate existing telco services to cloud-based networks.

NSN Telco Cloud Management includes two main components: the cloud-ready NetAct Operations Support System (OSS) for managing virtualized and non-virtualized network elements, and the new Cloud Application Manager for managing applications in the telco cloud. Cloud Application Manager automates many phases in a telco application’s life cycle from development to deployment, through to maintenance. It also provides automated elasticity management of cloud resources to ensure the right network capacity is available to run applications.

The company said its telco cloud implementation has undergone a variety of trials and pilot implementations and has now reached commercial readiness.  The next step is to build a telco cloud partner program to support it, including a newly extended relationship with HP, one of its IT platform providers.  NSN and HP will collaborate on IT platform sourcing, integration services as well as joint telco cloud architectures and delivery models.

"The telco cloud has finally become a reality for operators worldwide. And our new Cloud Application Manager makes sure operators can tackle the complexities of telco cloud any time, with flexible network capacity, shorter time to market and high return on hardware investment," stated Michael Clever, senior vice president of Core, NSN.