Nokia enhances Altiplano cloud software platform and launches Cloud Acceleration Services

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Nokia said it has brought more enhancements to its Altiplano cloud-native software platform, and launched Cloud Acceleration Services to help simplify the evolution to cloud and SDN. Nokia explained that its open, modular and programmable Altiplano platform lets customers use the broadband network as a platform, making it easy to […]

Nokia said it has brought more enhancements to its Altiplano cloud-native software platform, and launched Cloud Acceleration Services to help simplify the evolution to cloud and SDN. Nokia explained that its open, modular and programmable Altiplano platform lets customers use the broadband network as a platform, making it easy to quickly connect and deploy new devices, applications and services. The platform can be taken up as a full-featured package or open platform. 

The new Cloud Acceleration Services apply a three-step approach so that companies can find their best path and pace towards open disaggregated access systems. These include: 

  • business and technology consulting services and modeling tools help quantify the operator specific SDAN benefits and use cases; system integration; 
  • automated testing services and assets like Nokia SDAN Multivendor Integration Centers and Migration Operations Centers so that customers can receive a customised SDAN system; and 
  • the cloud-native capabilities of the Nokia Altiplano platform combined with Nokia’s System Integration approach and Nokia DevOps Automation Platform to help operators test and quickly launch their new features and services. 

Nokia will also supply an Altiplano Developer Portal, with a software development kit (SDK) to easily integrate and fully control the connectivity of devices and applications. Operators will also gain access to a virtual lab, where they cany develop and test applications and services before deployment. Under the Connected Partner Program, independent software vendors can proactively integrate their OSS applications with Nokia fixed networks systems to fast track integration efforts. 

With the new 1RU Lightspan DF-16G fibre node and modular chassis Lightspan MX-6, Nokia said it has on offer a complete portfolio of SDN native nodes, from large chassis-based systems and data-centre-inspired pod designs to smaller stackable nodes and sealed/dense micro-nodes.  For operators with compatible ISAM MX-6 platforms, Lightspan MX-6 can evolve to SDN via software upgrade.

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