Nokia has boosted its portfolio of cloud infrastructure services with a series of new products, three months after it announced its entry into the space.

The solutions aim to help operators tackle the strategy, infrastructure, resource utilisation and care aspects of cloud deployments, the Finland-based vendor said.

The lineup includes updates to the AirFrame Data Centre solution, which the company introduced during its debut onto the cloud infrastructure market in June.

Nokia said the technology is now available as a “containerised solution” that can be dropped into place where needed.

It also contains a software-defined storage module that offers flexible data pools.

Also new is Nokia’s OSS Office for Telco Cloud platform, which assesses telcos’ cloud deployment plans “from high level-strategy to processes, tools and use cases”, in order to help operators chose the best transformation path.

Nokia has also added two new packages to its Care Services in order to help operators run and maintain their cloud networks once deployed.

This includes Resolution Prime Services, which provides a single point of contact for dealing with virtual network function faults, and TotalCare for VMWare, which supports an extended service-level agreement for operators using VMWare cloud and virtualisation software.

Finally, Nokia has introduced Service Chaining, which allows telcos to place dynamic service functions within their cloud networks to help them cope with peak traffic loads, such as firewalls and media optimisers.

The functions, which Nokia said could be dropped into telcos clouds “at a fraction of the cost required for conventional networks”, feature third-party support.

[Read more: Nokia signs up Capgemini, introduces Telco Cloud index]

Deepak Harie, Vice President Systems Integration at Nokia Networks, said: "Wherever operators are on their cloud transformation journey, Nokia has the solutions and expertise, all the way from strategy to migration to maintenance.

“Our extensive and open cloud portfolio helps operators in making important decisions towards the most efficient processes, services and solutions across all cloud domains.

“With Nokia Telco Cloud, operators will be able to achieve maximum benefits from telco and IT convergence.”

 

 

 

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