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VMware will integrate its new Service Assurance Suit into its network function virtualisation (NFV) portfolio. The aim is to help providers launch mobile networks with 5G.

According to Shekar Ayyer, EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, and general manager of the Telco NFV Group, 5G implementations are not possible without virtualisation, service insurance and a solid multi-cloud strategy. That’s what ZDNet reports.

“With VMware, customers have everything they need to be ready for 5G, while still meeting the requirements of today’s networks and reaping their benefits.”

Service Assurance Suite

The Service Assurance Suite should focus on automating functions and reducing costs for communications service providers (CPSs). This includes Network and Service Availability Management, Performance Management and SLA Monitoring, Network Configuration Management, Application and Service Level Monitoring, and Hybrid Assurance.

“The addition of the Service Assurance Suite to the portfolio of VMware telco solutions allows CPSs to maintain reliability in operations across their core network, cloud and IT domains within physical and virtual infrastructures,” said Ayyar.

The new suite should further bridge the gap between 4G and 5G within mobile networks, transport networks, IP networks, multiprotocol label switching, software-defined networking, software-defined wide-area networking, IPTV, unified communications and managed enterprise networks.

Project Dimension

VMware also announced two elements for edge computing and IoT last month. It concerns Project Dimension and Pulse IoT 2.0.

Project Dimension is a hyper-converged application that can be used both in traditional data centres and at edge locations. This should enable administrators to manage deployments through a cloud-based control platform. It is not yet known what hardware is in the system.

CEO Pat Gelsinger said at the time that the company “just started”. “I feel extremely good about where we are now, but I also believe that in many of these areas we are only just starting out. Think, for example, of how big we could be in networking.”

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