VMware has demonstrated the platform vCloud NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)
At the conference, Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) in BARCELONA, VMware demonstrated vCloud NFV - platform, which "will allow service providers to realize the concept of the Telco Cloud and implement technology network functions virtualization ( NFV), based on products from VMware and the program partners, VMware the Ready NFV.
|vCloud NFV - MWC 2016|
Among customers who are planning to test and commercial operation of VMware solutions have been named MetTel and Transatel. MetTel Service Provider, implement SD-WAN solution from VeloCloud platform from VMware. Transatel implements solutions vEPC (Evolved Packet Core) by Affirmed Networks and uses as NFVI platform vCloud NFV. The conference was a demonstration of joint solutions VeloCloud and VMware, introduced in MetTel.
About VMware vCloud NFV
vCloud NFV combines components for virtualization (VMware vSphere) and infrastructure management (vRealize Operations Insight). More information can be found on the VMware website.
Enhanced VMware vRealize package includes the following products:
- Blue Medora vRealize Management Pack for KVM;
- VMware Management Pack for Network Devices - Control extension vRealize Operations on the "physical" data center network;
- VMware Management Pack for NSX for vSphere - the integration of VMware NSX for vSphere and Network Devices Management Pack;
- VMware Management Pack for OpenStack 2. Package will work in conjunction with VMware Integrated OpenStack OpenStack or other distributions on the basis of Kilo release.
vCloud NFV for service providers who are already using in their server virtualization from VMware. In fact, the platform provides a cloud infrastructure management tools (vCloud Director for SP, VMware Integrated OpenStack) and several solutions from VMware partners that are certified under the program vCloud Ready NFV.
In our subjective opinion, the word "NFV" in the name of the platform must also confirm! It is not clear how the requirements are met operators imposed on solutions for Telco Cloud - VNF bandwidth, high-speed virtual network factory, fault tolerance, high availability, and many other requirements. Or is it all the same solution for "commercial cloud" of the operator?
The VMware, is the undisputed leader in the corporate server virtualization, but its operator requirements for NFV, and they differ depending on the application of the case.