Whistestack supports the telecommunications companies in the implementation of the most innovative technologies based on open source software and hardware, allowing them to evolve to a completely automated, elastic and more vendor-independent network, with lower CAPEX and OPEX.
A number of technologies are transforming the Telco’s business, enabling sustainability by reducing costs and bringing services agility:
We believe in and build industry-validated, open-source-based solutions with carrier-grade support that will introduce the most innovative technologies while reducing vendor lock-in.
To comply with the NFV vision of implementing our network functions and services in a virtualized way by using commodity hardware, operators should lead their NFV deployments and shift gradually from the big appliances world (in all of its forms, including big NFV full stacks) towards “horizontal” NFV deployments, where a common telco cloud (NFVI/VIM) and management (MANO) infrastructure is shared by all the VNFs, with operators having complete control and knowledge of that new telco infrastructure.
In that process, Whitestack drives the adoption of NFV by helping operators:
Real SDN adoption should implement the original concepts of completely decoupling and centralizing the control plane away from the (simplified) hardware devices, which should bring us a set of benefits:
Reality has shown that this process is not always straightforward, as it implies a number of simultaneous changes, not only in the network, but also in processes and people.
Other technologies have evolved in parallel, including Network Automation and Network Disaggregation, which are able to bring most of the advantages of SDN in a way that operators can embrace faster, while staying on the path to real OpenFlow/P4-based SDN.
Whitestack helps operators adopt SDN in the most intelligent way, by reducing operating costs through open-source-based, multi-vendor Network Automation, and reducing CapEx associated to hardware by implementing Network Disaggregation.
These first two steps are key and transformational to a Telco’s business, and pave the way towards Software Defined Networks.
Whitestack provides a set of products for Telco transformations, including, but not limited to: