Ericsson has launched its verified network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) solution with multivendor capabilities and a transformation service offering. NFVi solution offering is based on a well-defined architecture, completely pre-integrated and verified platform consisting of hardware (Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 (HDS 8000) and Blade Server Platform (BSP8000), Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment, Ericsson Cloud Manager, Ericsson Cloud SDN and consulting, system integration, and support services. Modular in design, its components can be substituted to accommodate a service provider's needs.
Ericsson's portfolio is designed to deliver flexibility during virtual network functions (VNFs) deployments. Coupled with a services offering, the solution supports a host of different deployment scenarios ranging from full decoupling of NFV components from different vendors to a full-stack solution. As the first incremental step in building the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), NFVi supports a software-defined infrastructure that provides increased speed, agility, and efficiency when deploying new services.