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Nokia launches data centre and cloud transformation services

Nokia is expanding its cloud wise services portfolio with the launch of three professional services, helping operators transform to the telco cloud and implement a data centre infrastructure to run their cloud-based enterprise and telco functions.

The data centre services, according to the company, take a DevOps (Development and Operations) based holistic approach to agile service delivery for multivendor cloud environments.

According to Nokia, this lets operators take full advantage of cloud technology to launch services quickly. The second new service, Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting, helps operators plan and execute a practical strategy for making the best use of telco cloud opportunities. Managed Cloud Operations is a managed service for hybrid operations across hardware, cloudware and application layer management.

To boost its Data Centre services, Nokia is establishing a design centre in the UK, supported by delivery centres across the globe. Nokia applies automated testing and deployment to ensure accurate, cost effective and rapid delivery of data centre solutions tailored to each operator’s needs. Lean processes, DevOps and collaborative principles are also used to achieve continuous and rapid innovation. To complement its services portfolio, Nokia has now extended its partner ecosystem to increase its focus on Data Centre services. An example of such collaboration is with Sanmina, which brings IT expertise and global supply chain capabilities to enrich the Nokia multivendor services delivery environment.

Rosalyn Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, said, “Heavy Reading’s recent research shows that 62 percent of operators are very likely to rely on network equipment providers for data centre transformation. By utilising the DevOps approach that many of its customers are looking to adopt and providing consulting services that leverage innovations like the Telco Cloud Index, Nokia looks to be well-positioned to help its customers navigate through the complex process of moving to the cloud.”

“As an end-to-end telco cloud solutions provider, we go beyond just offering hardware and software,” said Igor Leprince, Executive Vice President, Global Services, Nokia. “The company has made a significant investment to ensure that our new Data Centre services provide a strong foundation for the cloud. Our Cloud Transformation Consulting services help operators take informed steps towards a telco cloud environment. We offer the right telco expertise and are committed to being a trusted partner for operators as they look to adopt the telco cloud to help them create competitive advantages in terms of agility and costs.”

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