The scale and performance requirements of 5G and IoT demand a different approach to digital infrastructure. With an open and pre-integrated NFVI solution which can be deployed both at central and distributed sites, you will be prepared to manage all workloads.
Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) has been running commercially in central data centers for a couple of years. So far, the Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), or applications, running on the NFVI have been deployed with virtual machines. But NFVI is evolving to also become capable of running containers, and it’s being distributed to the edge to enable new services.
The success of NFV and 5G will depend on a multitude of VNF’s from many vendors to work on the telco NFVI platforms. They will need to be onboarded and provisioned in an automated way with a minimum of integration efforts. The Ericsson partner VNF certification program aims to reduce risk when onboarding and deploying multi-vendor VNFs on Ericsson NFVI through a comprehensive certification process.
Application developers from various industries e.g. manufacturing, gaming and automotive industries see great opportunities arising with the introduction of edge computing. What is the role of CSPs and how can they contribute to the edge computing ecosystem?