VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition 1.0 introduces VMware Integrated OpenStack together with NSX-T Data Center, which is the next-generation advanced networking stack of the NFVI. Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition explores the transformation of the CSP private cloud environments to next-generation NFV networks by using multitenant design objectives.
Considering a Three-Pod design, the following diagram illustrates how the Resource Pod enables accelerated and normal workloads with the N-VDS Enhanced mode. A separate Edge Pod provides external connectivity with different options for scale and performance.
The diagram illustrates how a fully integrated VMware Integrated OpenStack Compute Zone, Project and Tenant vDC, NSX-T segments, and Tier-1 gateways can be leveraged to provide a multitenant environment for deploying VNFs.
The Edge Pod hosts both the Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways that provide North-South and East- West network connectivity for workloads. The NSX Manager is the management component that CSPs can use to provision these networks. After the North-South and East-West networks are mapped to provider networks in VMware Integrated OpenStack, tenants consume them for their workload connectivity requirements.