VMware Expands Its VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Program to Accelerate the Deployment of 5G Services on Its Telco Cloud PlatformDate : 24 Jun 2020
New Certification Program Levels Will Focus on Network Functions Orchestration and Automation, As Well As Certification of Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNFs)
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The enhanced VMware Ready for Telco Cloud certification program will enable telco network functions partners to test the interoperability and readiness of their Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) with the VMware Telco Cloud platform. (Graphic: Business Wire)
To date, more than 35 partners have received more than 170 certifications as part of the program. The expanded program will offer two new certifications:
VMware Ready for Telco Cloud certifies network functions for deployment and lifecycle operations through VMware Telco Cloud Automation, a multi-cloud orchestration and automation platform. As part of this certification program,
VMwarecollaborates with partners to create an ETSI-Compliant descriptor, as well as workflow, resource, and artifacts for a validated and tested Cloud Service Archive (CSAR). This level requires the partner to complete the VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Infrastructure certification as a pre-requisite.
VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Infrastructure, formerly known as VMware Ready for NFV, identifies telco network functions that interoperate with the core infrastructure layers of the VMware Telco Cloud, as referenced by the VMware ETSI-compliant vCloud NFV Reference Architecture. The focus of this certification level is on the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) based on VMware Cloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack and, shortly, CaaS (Container as a Service): VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid compatibility, as well as the compatibility with the platform’s core components:
VMwarevSphere for virtualized compute, VMware NSX for virtualized networking and VMwarevSAN for virtualized storage. The program is available at no cost to VMwarepartners. Testing can be completed either in the VMwareon-premise certification lab or in the cloud as a self-service model.
The expanded program enables
“As the telecommunications industry starts its migration to 5G and cloud native telco cloud design principles, there are two trends that will shape the industry for years to come – a need for improved orchestration and a shift of network functions to a cloud native architecture,” explained
- Broadpeak CDN
- ENEA MSP
- NetNumber Titan
- Nokia Cloud Mobile Gateway (CMG)
Broadpeak: “With network operators having to deal with rapidly growing volumes of video content, there is a need for video traffic to be delivered at the lowest possible cost. One direction taken by the industry is the NFV approach where network functions are deployed on private clouds. Broadpeak is leading the charge in the cloudification of the video components with our virtualized CDN platform fully supported by VMware Telco Cloud Automation,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “With flexible deployment models and scale-in/out solutions, Broadpeak is deploying virtual CDN capacity using its Bks400. Video traffic is served from virtual instances and deployed in key locations, always as close as possible to the consumers, leading to reduced network transport costs and superior quality of experience.”
ENEA: “We have been collaborating with
Nokia: “We are pleased to announce the immediate certification of our Cloud Packet Core as VMware Ready for Telco Cloud, which includes interoperability with VMware Telco Cloud Automation,” said
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