HPE NFV Blueprints
HPE NFV Blueprints continue to establish HPE infrastructure platforms as the preferred choice for telco use cases and showcase how to engineer open network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) solutions incorporating multi-vendor components based on industry standards. HPE NFV Core Blueprints are validated reference configurations optimized for specific NFV use-cases that are based on HPE infrastructure platforms and partner virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) offerings. These blueprints align with the market demand for open multi-vendor components that decouple the infrastructure from the software and services and provide the relevant toolkits and documentation to simplify the install, and efficiently build the heterogeneous NFVI stack. HPE NFV Blueprints coupled with HPE’s rich ecosystem of system integrators (SI), independent software vendors (ISVs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) provide Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with the broadest portfolio of options to deploy optimized NFV solutions.
HPE NFV Blueprints are built upon HPE’s open telco strategy which focuses on a complete vision and roadmap for standards based open telco infrastructure. Built on our proven NFVI expertise, HPE offers a broad infrastructure portfolio with global carrier-grade support and services that is certified for telco use cases. HPE NFV Blueprints enable CSPs to reduce the complexity and risk of innovation within their networks by leveraging an NFVI platform. By leveraging these Blueprints for NFVI, CSPs are able to implement a competitive business strategy that nimbly attacks new revenue streams through an accelerated time to market of certified virtual network functions (VNFs) from proof of concepts (PoCs) and trials to commercialized services.
HPE NFV Blueprints are composed of several important building blocks. The first of which is an industry leading hardware design that includes servers, storage and networking that have been optimized for NFV workloads, with high performance and reliability while leveraging COTS hardware. The second building block is providing CSPs with their choice of carrier-grade VIMs that have gone through extensive end-to-end NFVI interoperability validation. The third is the “HPE NFV Platforms Services Toolbox” which is designed to simplify NFV deployments and configurations on HPE infrastructure. This toolbox includes HPE’s “infrastructure as a code” approach, automated infrastructure configuration, automated VIM deployment, and micro-services based platforms. The final building block is our lifecycle management which offers solution-level services, end-to-end support, a lifecycle guarantee and continuity, and interop testing and compatibility.
HPE NFV Blueprint components include high performance (100G) top of rack networking nodes, control nodes in high availability configuration, Red Hat OpenStack VIM, shared storage with Red Hat CEPH, and compute nodes with carrier-grade performance. All system components are NEBS level 3 certified, tuned with optimal BIOS and NIC configurations for carrier-grade performance and incorporate open industry standards such as Redfish.
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