Nokia bets big on shift to cloud as they unveil cloud-based initiatives
Written by Finbarr Toesland Thu 15 Jul 2021
Nokia announced the release of its DelOps approach in a bid to reduce network complexity and enhance operational efficiency.
Earlier this year in February, Finnish telecoms giant Nokia announced the release of its DelOps (Delivery and Operations) approach and Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Services in a bid to reduce network complexity and enhance operational efficiency.
Since then, Nokia has worked on a range of other programmes, initiatives and deals to expand its cloud presence. Most notably, the telecom unveiled a number of partnerships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to boost the firm’s ability to help communication service providers (CSPs) in the 5G, radio access network (RAN), and edge markets.
In an interview with SiliconANGLE at the recent Mobile World Congress event, Ron Haberman, chief technology officer at Nokia set out his vision for the cloud-based future.
“We have to bring capabilities to tie networks together, migrate workloads between locations, and maybe most importantly, as we release new versions of our software and enable new capabilities, we want to put it in the hands of the service providers and developers right away,” said Haberman. “We need to enable continuous delivery. It’s quite familiar in the cloud world but quite new to telco.”
Like many other enterprises in its sector, Nokia has come to realise the power of cloud to bring benefits to their customers. The expansion of 5G and increasing digitisation of businesses across the globe is playing a part in driving Nokia to develop a cloud-native platform.
As all companies are at different stages of the cloud journey, Nokia is trying to place itself as an agnostic player that is able to offer the support and framework their customers need, not select winners and losers in this space.