- Nokia is targeting cloud service providers with new kit promising automated, scalable cloud service development via a new NetOps toolbox.
Nokia is heavily trailing the planned launch on 9 July 2020 of a revamp of its data centre networking technology, with the promise of a new proposition expected to “offer cloud builders an unprecedented ability to adapt, automate, and scale” though creation of a new network operations (NetOps) toolbox.
Details of the launch were deliberately vague as the vendor trumpeted a “the switch is on” slogan (plus associated hashtag), but it may be linked to the vendor’s work on NF-IX infrastructure architecture intended to support the unified and scalable interworking of physical and virtualised networked functions. The architecture approach being championed by Nokia is described as creating a model that “makes carrier-grade networks highly consumable for cloud-based services”.
The new NetOps initiative is being led by Basil Alwan, Nokia’s President of IP/Optical Networks and has already found an enthusiastic backer in BT Group’s Neil McRae, who predicted the technology would be “absolutely fantastic” in anticipation of the launch.