This blog is by Pia Lukkarinen from the Networks business of Nokia.
Have you ever counted how long it takes to install a new software application on your own mobile phone? You easily wait 5 to 6 minutes to get it up and running, not to mention the battery drain – and we’re talking about just a tiny piece of software here. For operators, a new software deployment can be a lengthy process as it involves updating a huge environment with massive new software packages.
Combining the best of IT and telco
The path from Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Customer Experience Management (CEM) to data centers is alive and well. We take the best of IT and telco knowledge and combine it for a compelling equation: my cloud plus your cloud equals our cloud.
Demo magic at MWC 2015
At Mobile World Conference 2015, Nokia connected one of the biggest data centers in the Nordic countries to the FIRA trade fair premises in Barcelona in order to demonstrate the new possibilities that virtualization makes real. With interactive demos, we showed operators how to deploy a new NetAct in one minute. We showed how to do it, for instance, when the CEM and OSS data center is running out of capacity. And we showed how easy it is to make required changes or install state of the art software.
There was also a silver lining to the cloud story as we demonstrated the deployments of Nokia iSON Manager and Nokia Cloud Application Manager, each of which took 1 minute to deploy. Pretty mind-blowing when you remember the 5 minutes it takes to install that new app on your phone.
Preparation is 9/10ths of the law
But what if something goes wrong and force majeure strikes? What happens to subscriber loyalty if customers are not connected when the unexpected happens?
That’s where data center pre-planning is crucial, one of the key points emphasized at MWC 2015. Preparation is 9/10ths of the law! Nokia management solutions help you take care of your data center, your network, and your subscriber data. Management functionalities can be transferred from one town to another, automatically, in the blink of an eye. Alternatively, if desired, data can be moved from coast to coast or from one country to another in a controlled, secure manner, with data center recovery taking only 30 minutes.
Virtualized OSS and CEM solutions are your eyes and ears when it comes to taking care of your most important assets: your subscribers. As an operator, you represent that secure connection to their families, friends, cars, the internet, and devices – all the time.
Connecting clouds and connecting people: Please contact Nokia Networks solution experience center if you’d like to witness the magic we demonstrated in MWC 2015.
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