System-verified NFVI for the CSP edge and central data center

NFVI providing low risk transformation and TCO

Over several years of helping major CSPs virtualize their networks,​ we have learned a great deal about deploying telco-grade cloud solutions, including how to reduce time and cost. We have based our NFVI on that experience.

What is Ericsson NFVI?

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) is a telco cloud platform which virtual network functions (VNFs) and container-based applications are deployed on.

The NFVI runs telecom, operations support systems, business support systems, media and many types of IT and IoT applications. There is a clear need for CSPs to move to NFVI to enable new revenue opportunities and operational costs savings.

Whilst it’s tempting to think that a best of breed solution, based on cherry-picking components, would be the best way to succeed with NFVI, it’s our belief that a total system is needed to be successful in the NFVI transformation towards 5G. To learn more, download our solution brief.

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The impact of NFVI​

In attempting to reap the benefits of cloud by virtualizing physical network functions, early adopters in the telco industry embraced a best-of-breed approach that required a great deal of time and money to integrate. As a result, it took them years to roll out their first VNFs. A better approach is to rely on system-verified, pre-integrated and tested solution from an experienced partner. View this video to learn more about pre-integrated NFVI.

Over several years of helping telecom operators virtualize their network functions, we have learned a great deal about integrating telco-grade solutions, including how to reduce the time and cost involved. We have carefully selected, integrated, and tested our best components to make sure that NFVI helps you deploy your services rapidly with the reliability expected by our telco industry. View this video on how we integrate and test our solution to deliver high quality software with speed.

Pre-integrated NFVI makes deployment easier and less risky. It is based on our delivery methodology where deployment automation is a key aspect. View this video to learn more about deploying a pre-integrated NFVI solution.

To seize the opportunities promised by many 5G use cases, service providers must distribute compute, storage and network resources to the edge. Distribution also enables increased network architecture flexibility by using cloud and NFV. Ericsson Edge NFVI is optimized to move traffic through a distributed network with the required latency at low cost and with high throughput and with support for both containers and virtual machines.

Download the Edge NFVI solution brief to learn more.

NFVI evolution with low risk​

To secure rapid and reliable deployment of services, we have pre-integrated and tested hardware and software components to form a complete system verified NFVI which is running live with many of the world’s leading service providers.

Key features include:

  • E2E NFVI & MANO solution with multivendor compute & storage options
  • Open for multivendor VNFs & applications
  • Ready for 5G - supports containers & edge computing
  • OPNFV certified

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