Metaswitch Optimize IMS VNF on VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack for Faster Deployments

Metaswitch Optimize IMS VNF on VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack for Faster Deployments Image Credit: LuckyStep48/

Metaswitch announced a reference architecture that integrates its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution with VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition 3.0, for fully automated, sub-10-minute deployments within granular 5G core network slices.

Providing the ability to overlay multiple, isolated, logical networks with totally disparate characteristics on a single, shared, physical network, network slicing is a critical feature of 5G mobile networks, said Metaswitch.

Metaswitch delivers the only 100 percent  cloud native IMS core Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) built on a pure service-based microservices architecture and designed to support small to high-scale mobile multimedia communications services from private, public and hybrid cloud implementations. Featuring deep integration with VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) and Cloudify’s cloud orchestration platform, Metaswitch delivers the only fully-automated, federated VoLTE offering built for dynamic, multi-access edge computing deployments with complete control and user plane separation.

Network automation will become increasingly critical as complete, end-to-end, inter-operator, overlay networks are spun up to meet the distinct demands of individual applications and end users. By eradicating manual planning and configuration steps, automation dramatically speeds deployments, eliminates configuration errors, increases service resiliency and enables far better utilization of the underlying infrastructure.

Employing an open source, TOSCA-based orchestration framework to automate the workload on the platform, Metaswitch said it can dramatically accelerate a service provider’s return on investment when deploying granular IMS network slices.

Shekar Ayyar, EVP?GM, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, GM, Telco NFV Group , VMware
By bringing OpenStack together with a mature and feature rich compute, network, storage and operations platform foundation, companies like Metaswitch can build production-grade VNFs that deliver the highest performance, scalability and availability for CSPs.

Martin Lund, CEO, Metaswitch
Moving voice infrastructure to a pure cloud-native solution with automation is key to staying ahead of these cost pressures—and our collaboration with VMware allows customers to capture cost efficiencies while rolling out competitive services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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