The Telco Cloud Infrastructure platform is an evolution of the VMware NFV solution, based on the extensive customer deployment and the continued development of standards organizations such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The Telco Cloud Infrastructure platform provides a comprehensive, service-oriented solution, leveraging a cloud computing model that allows ubiquitous, programmatic, on-demand access to a shared pool of compute, network, and storage resources. The solution is integrated with holistic operations management and service assurance capabilities, empowering the operator to deliver services rapidly while ensuring their quality. With a fully integrated VIM, the same Telco Cloud Infrastructure delivers a myriad of telecommunications use cases and facilitates the reusability of the service catalog based VNFs.

The Telco Cloud Infrastructure platform delivers a complete, integrated solution that has been rigorously tested to ensure compatibility, robustness, and functionality. Components used in creating the solution are currently deployed across many industries and scenarios. Telco Cloud Infrastructure software components can be used in various ways to construct a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that meets the business goals of CSPs. This document discusses how components can be used to create the Telco Cloud Infrastructure architecture.