This section illustrates how a VMware Telco Cloud architecture can create a multi-tenant quality-of-service NFV platform with intrinsic security built into the virtual infrastructure, its components, and its management so that security is programmable, automated, adaptive, and context-aware.

VMware components can be deployed in several ways to construct a comprehensive solution that meets your security goals. This example uses VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition as the VIM and includes vSphere, vSAN, and NSX. The operational components are vRealize Operations, VMware Aria Operations for Logs, and vRealize Network Insight. You can also use VMware Cloud Director as the VIM instead of OpenStack in a different combination.

VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure OpenStack Edition Components

In general, the components of Telco Cloud Infrastructure are combined to form an architecture with a core data center and multiple edge domains. This section describes how the components are combined to create a multi-tenant architecture with quality-of-service and end-to-end security.

Logical components of VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure