Nokia has announced the opening of a Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore to strengthen its cloud and data center services. Another hub will be opened in Irving, Texas in February 2018, to be followed by a third one in Reading, UK.
The hubs are “execution centers” where multivendor cloud services – from strategy and design to execution and delivery – are provided. They would offer innovative tooling and automation, as well as DevOps based cloud development and delivery.
The Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hubs include a multivendor lab set-up with experts co-located to help operators visualize, develop and execute tailored use cases based on their cloud computing strategies. The global network of Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hubs would provide support to operators to speed up their transition to the cloud. The Cloud Collaboration Hub would be an evolution of Nokia’s Cloud Design Center, opened in 2016 in the UK, which has already been delivering multivendor cloud solutions to operators globally.
The Cloud Collaboration Hubs are supported by a network of cloud delivery centers for industrialized infrastructure staging and delivery. Nokia has also planned to open a new cloud delivery center in India to complement one in Hungary.
Digital Service Providers
Nokia cloud solutions cover integration to virtual network function (VNF) and IT applications, as well as hybrid cloud solutions. The hubs provide services for Nokia specific, multivendor and open source solutions. Strong partner ecosystem linked to the hubs would enable Nokia to provide “best in class” cloud solutions to meet the digital service provider needs.
“We are excited to announce the first of our network of Cloud Collaboration Hubs,” said Deepak Harie, head of Systems Integration, Global Services at Nokia. “This represents the next phase of our cloud professional services offering. The Cloud Collaboration Hub model helps make services tangible, and accelerates operators’ move towards becoming digital service providers.”