Ericsson NFVI

Ericsson NFVI solution enables operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media workloads with speed while keeping total cost of ownership low. The solution is open and follows ETSI architectural principles. In order to get started quickly with cloud-based applications with low risk, Ericsson provides a pre-integrated solution that is evolved with edge computing and container management capabilities.

Solution overview

We pre-integrated the latest cloud and open source technologies, including software-defined infrastructure and automated orchestration, into a standards-based telco-grade platform ready for 5G. The focus is on rolling out operators' virtual network functions and services in dramatically shorter time because we have pre-integrated, tested and verified the solution. This approach reduces complexity and risk during the NFV transformation. Our telecom grade solution is commercially proven with several of the world’s leading operators.

Solution building blocks

Ericsson NFVI solution consists of software and hardware products as well as support and system integration services forming a complete solution for telecom operators.

Automated orchestration and management
Set up, launch, and lifecycle-manage your virtual network functions and services easily with Ericsson Orchestrator, and automate their deployment across underlying virtual environments and physical resources.

Telecom grade VIM
Dynamically allocate resources for VNFs with telecom grade capabilities such as redundancy, high availability, high throughput with low latency, trusted tenant isolation, automatic VM recovery, and more with Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment - our telecom grade VIM based on OpenStack.

Software defined networking
Ericsson Cloud SDN is a network virtualization solution providing seamless intra- and inter-datacenter connectivity. It uniquely combines an industrialized OpenDaylight controller with advanced routing capabilities and provides network automation services to NFV workloads.

Software defined infrastructure
Create multiple virtual performance optimized datacenters (vPODs) from a single infrastructure, each optimized to run a particular type of workload. Assign or remove pooled compute and storage resources flexibly with Ericsson Software Defined Infrastructure system based on Intel® Rack Scale Design. Ericsson BSP 8100 is a NEBS3 compliant platform optimized for central office deployments.

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