During Mobile World Congress 2015, VMware announced VMware vCloud for NFV with Integrated OpenStack (Link1 / Link2) – a new offering for Telcos to support their journey and success with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Core details from the Press Release:
- VMware vCloud for NFV Helps CSPs Achieve Sustainable Cost Reductions, Improve Time To Market
- VMware Offers CSPs a Fast, Simple Path to OpenStack Adoption
- Multi-Vendor vCloud NFV Platform Supports 40+ Virtual Network Functions from 30+ Vendors
The offering is tailored to the needs for Telcos to run and manage a scalable horizontal NFV Infrastructure (NFVI). It will consist of VMware’s proven Software-Defined Datacenter components: vSphere, vRealize Operations, Virtual SAN, NSX, vCloud Director and vCloud API and it will also add VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO).
To find out more about VMware’s announcements during Mobile World Congress, check out:
- Blogpost “VMware Heads to Mobile World Congress”
- Blogpost “The CSP Cloud of Tomorrow Has Arrived”
- Official Press Release
To find out more about NFV with VMware, check out the microsite http://www.vmware.com/go/NFV
The VMware vCloud for NFV is the only production proven, multi-vendor NFV cloud platform and supports over 40 Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) from over 30 ecosystem partners.
With the vCloud for NFV Platform, communication service providers (CSPs) can leverage VMware’s industry-leading cloud infrastructure for faster time to market of new and differentiated services while driving sustainable cost reductions through a cloud operations model.
The VMware vCloud for NFV features VMware vSphere®, the industry-defining compute virtualization solution for the cloud; VMware NSX™, the only network virtualization platform that delivers the entire networking and security model from L2-L7 in software; VMware Virtual SAN, software-defined storage that reduces storage CapEx and OpEx; and VMware vCloud Director, a management tool for Telco cloud architectures
By moving Network Functions Virtualization into production today, VMware customers are accelerating their transformation into next-generation cloud providers, building the operational expertise needed to succeed in the cloud era ahead of their competition.
This transformation is possible as a result of the deep multi-tenancy/multi-vendor capabilities of the VMware platform combined with highly developed operations support services that deliver FCAPS for the cloud and the open application programming interfaces (APIs) for integration northbound to applications and service orchestration platforms.