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Telefonica Leverages VMware Partnership for Network Transformation

October 21, 2016

The demands on the typical network continue to grow as consumers and businesses alike strive for access to more content, information, applications and entertainment. Transforming network infrastructure is a must, which is driving the need for collaboration among industry providers focused on leveraging new opportunities for growth.

According to a recent post on CBR Online, Telefonica, the Spanish multi-national telco, has strengthened its partnership with VMware with a focus on its Virtual Data Center (VDC) solution, the VDC 3.0. The partnership is expected to enable Telefonica to offer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) across eight countries, relying on VMware’s vCentre, vSphere and vCloud Director.

This approach to transforming network infrastructure is expected to be offered in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Columbia and Peru. The IaaS solution is positioned to assist in the transformation process within large enterprises and will only be implemented on communications platforms that are completely private.

The end goal is to deliver the comprehensive solution that supports the deployment of infrastructures on a platform that is not only resilient and flexible, but also full of guarantees when it comes to security measures. According to VMware, the solution is especially appealing to multinational customers as they require infrastructure services. Companies seeking to migrate to a hybrid version of their private clouds can also benefit.

In situations where peaks in demand or unexpected situations arise, VDC 3.0 offers infrastructure auto-scaling. The inherent adaptation of the infrastructure offers businesses the flexibility they need in today’s environment, whether they are facing growth or reorganization. Such scalability is critical in markets where the agility to respond quickly can make or break a company’s ability to compete effectively.

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Applications and middleware available in the Marketplace include databases, web servers and application servers designed to enable users to purchase them in service mode. The dedicated physical environment enabled by the new VDC allows users to create a dedicated physical environment offering the same characteristics as those of the Virtual Data Centre.

As Telefonica and VMware work together, their focus is on the development of a centralized management model that will enable VDC users to manage infrastructure in the cloud and deploy their various local nodes and international cloud connectivity services by way of a single portal. The VDC enables the creation of IT environments that combine networks, storage, computing resources and value-added services in the process of transforming network infrastructure.

In the quest to add value and achieve differentiation, Telefonica has positioned itself well to meet the cloud services demands of a growing market. Needs are evolving, forcing operators to do the same. Those able to anticipate needs and develop proactive solutions will set themselves apart in the market. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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