To that end, Nokia will also open a Global Cloud Design Center in the U.K. that will demonstrate the company’s cloud capabilities as well as showcase its multivendor approach to delivering cloud services.
At the Design Center, Nokia will do testing and software validation, and it can tailor its services to an operator’s network to make sure that network quality is maintained during software upgrades.
The company also will provide cloud monitoring services for telcos and will troubleshoot any problems by providing a cloud expert at the operator’s premises.
Analyst Chris Antlitz of Technology Business Research says that Nokia’s approach to the cloud is smart because as operators migrate to a more cloud-centric environment they face a radical change in how their networks are architected and provisioned. “Nokia’s new cloud-related services, therefore, fill a critical need in the market,” he says.