Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition is a purpose-built carrier-grade cloud services platform, with significant NFV-focused features that are designed to support the Communication Service Provider (CSP) requirements. This section provides details about the platform components and network topology of vCloud NFV and Telco Cloud Infrastructure.

The following diagram shows the reference model for a Telco Cloud Infrastructure environment with functional abstractions and interactions in a tiered approach.

Figure 1. Layered Abstractions of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Environment
Layered Abstractions of the NFV Environment