The VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack platform is an evolution of the VMware NFV solution, based on 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 the 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 rapidly deliver services while ensuring their quality. With a fully integrated VIM, the same Telco Cloud Infrastructure delivers a myriad of telecommunications use cases and facilitates reusability of the service catalog.

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 components can be used 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 OpenStack Edition architecture.