What Telco Cloud Platform Does

Hybrid IaaS & CaaS Infrastructure

Modernize your cloud to run both VNFs and CNFs side-by-side with the consistent horizontal infrastructure and deploy them throughout 5G networks, from core to edge. Achieve low-latency data plane performance and scaling through enhanced networking with NSX.

Streamlined Cloud-First Automation

Improve efficiency through multi-layer automation from infrastructure, CaaS, network functions, up to services. Radically simplify network operations with integrated lifecycle management automation at each layer of the telco cloud. Maximize cloud resources utilization through intent-based placement and CaaS automation, optimizing the cloud configurations for the workload requirements. Accelerate 5G and edge network deployments with zero-touch provisioning.

Carrier-Grade Kubernetes

Utilize microservices with resource-optimized Kubernetes runtime for device attachment, NUMA alignment, resource reservation, and placement. Take advantage of cloud-native principle to rollout your 5G networks with Multus, DPDK modules, SR-IOV plugin, CPU/Topology Manager, and Kubernetes cluster automation tailored for telco use cases.

Best of Breed Multi-Vendor Ecosystem

Accelerate the deployment of 5G services by removing integration challenges between the platform and network functions through VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program. Ensure network functions are interoperable in accordance with the ETSI-compliant reference architecture. Automate deployment and lifecycle operations with the descriptor, workflow, and resource and commissioning artifact.

VMware Telco Cloud Platform



Zero-Touch Provisioning

Simplify operations by automating the provisioning and expansion of new sites from Telco Cloud Infrastructure up to network functions and services.

Service-Aware Infrastructure

Optimize resource utilization and increase agility by gaining real-time awareness across every aspect of the telco cloud from infrastructure availability to service requirements.

Lifecycle Management

Improve operational efficiency by automating provisioning and managing of infrastructure, network functions, and services.


Determine where and when network functions should be deployed, decommissioned, and moved by combining Service-Aware Infrastructure and Lifecycle Management capabilities.

CI/CD Pipeline

Deploy, redeploy, and upgrade network functions quickly and reliably, achieving telco-grade resiliency and always-on service availability.

Tailored Design and Onboarding

Create optimized network function and service TOSCA templates compliant with ETSI standards using a visual blueprint composer.

Streamlined Deployment and Maintenance

Accelerate service deployment, simplifies upgrades, and reduces overall costs by transforming integration-intensive projects into efficient product deployment.



Ready for Telco Cloud

VMware actively cooperates with multiple VNF vendors including all key NEPs, having them certify in the VMware Ready for NFV program. This is a comprehensive certification program that ensures interoperability and operational readiness between third-party-developed VNFs and the ETSI-compliant VMware vCloud™ NFV platform. The program helps ensure that CSPs can rapidly onboard and deploy multi-vendor VNFs with the VMware vCloud NFV platform. VMware Telco Cloud Automation leverages this program to certify interoperability with network function vendors, offering a neutral and pre-tested end-to-end MANO solution.

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