VMware Telco Cloud Platform is a cloud-native platform powered by field-proven VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ coupled with automation. It provides a cloud-first approach that delivers operational agility for virtual, cloud-native 5G, and Edge network functions. Telco Cloud Platform helps Communication Service Providers (CSPs) expedite their innovation cycle to deliver new applications and services. It helps reduce operational complexities, and achieve substantial TCO savings over other approaches, further accelerating CSPs’ cloud modernization journey to 5G.

Using Telco Cloud Platform, you can design and create a telco cloud as a complete solution for the deployment and operation of VNF and CNF workloads from core to cloud to edge.

The Telco Cloud Platform reference architecture guide describes:

  • Physical components including compute, networking, and storage.

  • Virtual telco cloud infrastructure including virtual compute, networking, and storage.

  • Various Virtual Infrastructure Management (VIM) alternatives supported by the platform.

  • A tier for advanced orchestration and CNF Lifecycle management

  • Applications for business continuity and advanced end-to-end Operations Management.

Figure 1. Telco Cloud Platform Building Blocks
Telco Cloud Platform Building Blocks

For more information, see the VMware Telco Cloud Reference Architecture Guide 3.0.