Nokia Corp. is pivoting its value proposition to the cloud in a major way.
The Finnish telecommunications company is embarking on a series of cloud-based initiatives designed to adopt cloud-native principles, such as DevOps, continuous integration and continuous service delivery.
“We need to bring in capabilities to bridge networks, migrate workloads between locations, and perhaps more importantly, as we release new versions of our software and activate new features, we want to put it immediately between. the hands of service providers and developers. “said Ron Haberman (photo), chief technology officer at Nokia.” We need to enable continuous delivery. It’s quite familiar in the cloud world, but fairly new to telecommunications.
Haberman spoke with Jean Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio, at the recent Mobile World Congress event. They discussed native cloud support for 5G deployment and the need to accelerate the pace of innovation for the telecommunications industry. (* Disclosure below.)
Provision of network functions
In February, Nokia announced the launch of its DelOps, or Delivery and Operations initiative, described as an approach to manage the complexity of delivering 5G core software and deliver a new suite of CI / CD services to support service providers. Communication. The bundle is designed to streamline the lifecycle management of cloud-native 5G core applications.
“5G and the transformation to cloud native, generically, go hand in hand very well,” said Haberman. “Nokia is a provider of network functions that are now distributed in the public cloud, in the private cloud and at the edge. “
Earlier this year, Nokia entered into agreements with Amazon Web Services Inc., Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud to advance the company’s scaling strategy in radio access networks and edge markets.
“These things have been falling into place for a few years,” Haberman said. “We want to give the necessary tools to go faster, because the goal of moving to the native cloud is to accelerate innovation. “
Watch the full video interview below and be sure to check out more SiliconANGLE and theCUBE coverage from the Mobile World Congress event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Mobile World Congress. Neither TelcoDR Inc., the event coverage sponsor of theCUBE, nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content of theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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