Unified Platform Services For Cloud-Native Network And IT

New age technology workload including 5G Networks, IT applications, data, and services requires a major shift in its management, integration, and orchestration in the cloud. The last 5 years have seen an exciting journey of network functions movement from proprietary hardware to virtualized infrastructure with SDN and NFV. ETSI MANO, ONAP provided key standardization, requirement & architecture for CSPs and vendor eco-systems to allow them to build and deploy networking components, that could truly fit and support a fully virtualized infrastructure of servers, storage, and networks. The current efforts of virtualization are primarily focused on supporting virtual machine-based virtual network functions (VNF), running on hypervisors.

Virtualization and its management is going through major changes due to emerging containers and the cloud-native nature of microservices-based VNF/CNF, network, vRAN, 5G, and network slicing. Similarly, other workloads of IT applications and data management are also transforming into cloud-native services and functions. The vibrant cloud-native industry landscape is making build-anywhere deploy-anywhere a reality and leading to the emergence of multi-cloud industry dynamics. Enterprises are adopting cloud-native microservices with great success, and telecoms should also benefit from these technologies in network and IT systems.

Unified Platform Services For Cloud-Native Network And IT