Nokia CloudBand helps services providers deliver a better class of cloud service by making it simple to host, orchestrate, automate, & manage VNFs & services. Its modular, scalable & flexible products help reduce time to revenue for new services & use automation & optimization to make network operations lean. With CloudBand, you benefit from the rapid pace of open-source innovation & get a carrier-grade product that’s ready for deployment.
|Category||NFV Orchestration, Management, including Service Orchestration|
|Managment and Orchestration Functions||End-to-end Service and LSO, NFV-centric telco cloud orchestration, NFV Orchestrator and VNF Manager|
An ETSI MANO system with commercially proven reliability, automation, repeatability and security. Flexibly architected for any combination of NFV Infrastructure (NFVI/VIM), VNF Manager and NFV Orchestrator which serves VNFs from Nokia & other suppliers. Extensive use of open source code backed up by a highly experienced team reduces risk and accelerates deployment.
|Top Use Cases||
|Customer Deployment Details||
Nokia’s MANO portfolio, with 53 contracted commercial deployments, has 17 in live service and 36 in-progress. Use-cases aside from the above top 3 include cable VoIP, large enterprise collaborative communications, IoT, public safety and CS mobile core. Deployments evolved from initially NFVI/VIM-centric to now 75% (rising) including VNFM, and 15% (rising) including NFVO, which reflects customers’ drive for VNF lifecycle management automation and rapid, repeatable network service activation.
|Key Customers||Three UK, Altan Redes Mexico, Elisa Finland, Burkina Faso, Bharti India|
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Broadband Forum, OPNFV, MEF, OASIS, OpenStack Foundation, Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), TM Forum and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)|
|Linux Foundation Projects||OpenDaylight, ONOS and OVS|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack and VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD|
|NFVI or VNF Integration||Generic NFVO & VNFM use same SW for Nokia, partner & competitor VNFs. 16 of 53 deployments have others’ VNFs. Recently won multinational MANO bid as cloud platform w/ mobile core VNFs mostly from Tier 1 competitors. HW similar w/ Nokia AirFrame, Dell and HPE supported, plus blueprint for new HW.|
Provides ETSI NFV standard interfaces at both the NFVO (Os-Ma-nfvo) and VNFM (VE-Vnfm-) levels and open Restful Northboud APIs for integration. VNF’s and network service models are read using template packages and plugins.
Yes. Generic VNFM & NFVO w/ same SW for VNFs from Nokia, partners and competitors. Our open templating system was published 5Dec2016, http://nok.it/-amhBW+
|Monitoring and Instrumentation||
Our solution comes with OpenStack Vitrage, the RCA engine for OpenStack that maintains a graphical representation of the cloud entities and their inter-relations. It also comes configured with Zabbix, which provides data collection and graphs.
|Analytics Support||CloudBand uses Vitrage for a clear, holistic view of complex networks that reflects how physical and virtual entities relate to one another, allowing operators to expose & understand faults, and clearly view network resource changes due to failures.|
|Performance and Scalability||CBND: 10,000s Network Services (NS), each w/ dozens VNFs & network objects. CBAM: 1000s VMs across 100s of VNFs, even w/ dedicated VIMs. Hierarchical system enables multiplicative capacity scaling, CBND x CBAM. NS average deployment in minutes.|
|Pricing||Software is priced based upon the number of vCPU's required to support particular VNF's, so is fully scalable with deployment size and functional need. Available with either an annual or perpetual right to use license and software support agreement.|
|Key Partners||Intel, Red Hat, NetApp (storage), Dell, HPE|