The platform design includes software components for providing software-defined storage, networking, and compute. These components include the hypervisor, virtualization management, storage virtualization, and network virtualization.

The Telco Cloud Infrastructure tier provides the foundation capabilities for all workload type such as 4G, 5G Core, and RAN. The Telco Cloud Infrastructure tier is leveraged primarily for VNF-based workloads. However, the common, horizontal Telco Cloud is built from the foundational building blocks of the Infrastructure tier.