Vodafone Idea to Deploy Automated Multi-Cloud Network Across India in Partnership with Cisco

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Vodafone Idea Limited, the largest telecom service provider in India, is on the task of deploying an automated multi-cloud network across the country. The telecom operator has said that this new multi-cloud network will enable it to provide an unmatched network experience for its retail and enterprise customers. The largest telecom company in India is also already deploying 5G-ready technology in the country with new TDD sites and more. The telco has already done massive deployments in Delhi and Mumbai.

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New Technology to Hasten Vodafone Idea’s Data Core Network rollout

Vodafone Idea is pioneering the cloud implementation and is deploying the largest integrated cloud platform for its IT and network applications. To implement the multi-cloud network technology the telco has partnered up with Cisco to use a distributed multi-cloud architecture based on Cisco Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure (NFVI). With the help of this tech, the telco will be able to achieve a nationwide deployment at record time. As per the telco’s claim, the technology has fast-tracked Vodafone Idea’s Data Core Network rollout, increased capacities, and helped reduce costs as Cloud implementation is now done in just 72 hours with the same cloud being used for both IT and Network applications.

Deployment of Cloud Infrastructure Will Now Happen Under 72 Hours  

The new multi-cloud network will also help Vodafone Idea’s innovation and will equip the operator in catering its customers growing needs with agility. The lean architecture design is brought to life with Cisco solutions comprised of CiscoVIM for NFVI management, Cisco Ultra Packet core and Policy, 3rd party VNFs (Virtual Network Functions), Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) – the industry-leading intent-based data centre solution, Leaf-Spine Architecture and Cloud Security. Together with Cisco Customer Experience teams, Vodafone Idea Limited ensures that the deployment of cloud infrastructure is done in less than 72 hours.

Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited said about this new multi-cloud network deployment, “We are in the midst of a large scale Network Integration and Transformation program to serve our approximately 390 million subscribers.” He added, “Building a robust, secure and future proof network infrastructure based on the cloud is a key component of the transformation. The distributed cloud architecture will enable edge and fog computing services for our customers in both the enterprise and consumer spaces. Cisco has collaborated with us in building this fully virtualized, scalable cloud architecture that supports our traditional connectivity as well as IOT.”

Kishen Mangat, vice president and general manager, Mobility Business Group, Cisco said about this new move, “Our work together has helped to advance Vodafone Idea Limited India’s rapidly growing data traffic over many years, and we look forward to our future networking transformation.”

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