NSN launches Telco Cloud Management

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is launching Telco Cloud Management, the most comprehensive solution from any telecom vendor to comply with ETSI.

The release supports operators as they host their network functions 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.

Based on its extensive work in recent years to develop and run a wide variety of trials and pilot implementations, NSN has now brought the telco cloud to commercial readiness, and is building a telco cloud partner program to support it.

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 new function enables operators to take full advantage of the benefits of the telco cloud, such as flexible capacity to ensure the best customer experience under any traffic conditions, higher utilization of hardware investments, shorter time to market for new services and efficient development of more innovative services.

In line with its platform agnostic approach, NSN is building a telco cloud partner program with a number of players in the industry. Within the scope of this program, the company is extending its relationship with HP, one of its IT platform providers, to the telco cloud. In addition to IT platform sourcing, the collaboration’s new scope includes integration services as well as joint telco cloud architectures and delivery models.

Operators can benefit either by deploying a complete NSN-built telco cloud infrastructure or by integrating NSN telco cloud solutions on top of their operator clouds, based on the HP cloud platform.

“NSN’s track record in telco cloud innovation is unmatched by any other vendor,” said Michael Clever, senior vice president of Core, NSN.

“Now we are launching the industry’s first commercial, standardized telco cloud solution backed by expert services. 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,” added Clever.

“Our Services for telco cloud are based on our long experience of providing services and our expertise in the telco aspects of building and running cloud-based infrastructure. Services focused on the pure IT aspects of the cloud are delivered by NSN with support from leading cloud and IT platform services partners. Our Services help to ensure a smooth evolution to the cloud,” commented Clever.

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