NFV: Leverage the Cloud

Alcatel-Lucent cloud solutions help service providers get maximum value from network functions virtualization (NFV). Our open, multivendor carrier cloud portfolio offers ready-to-go technologies that remove risk and complexity from NFV transformation.

With our portfolio, you gain the freedom to use the cloud to become more dynamic and efficient and increase your market relevance.

Our solutions help you streamline operations, launch services faster and reduce cost by virtualizing network applications such as multimedia communication systems, mobile networks and content delivery networks.


Capitalize on the Potential of NFV

NFV’s software-driven approach offers opportunities to reduce operating expenses by automating processes such as application deployment, maintenance and capacity planning.

NFV can reduce equipment costs and power consumption, too.

But the ultimate benefits of NFV may prove to be shorter time to market and faster ramp-up of new services and functionality.

Alcatel-Lucent can help you capitalize on the potential of NFV. Our cloud portfolio combines our in-depth understanding of

telecommunications industry requirements with expertise gained from the IT, Internet and networking industries.

We continually improve our portfolio using insights we gain in helping to lead the ETSI NFV industry specification group.

Our unique blend of skills, innovation and leadership can help you unlock the value of NFV without compromising the service experience.

Ready to move to NFV and leverage the cloud? Contact us to get started.


The move to NFV increases cost efficiency and agility
and opens up new business opportunities

From conventional infrastructure…

…to a software-defined environment



NFV: The future of Telecommunications

Our vision for the future of telecommunications networks is based on virtualizing the key functions of the network. We’re advancing this vision with NFV-ready applications, an advanced NFV platform, and a growing NFV partner ecosystem.


The right NFV applications

To succeed in the cloud, you need a cost-effective way to virtualize important network functions and preserve the features and performance they provide on native infrastructures.

With applications like our virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem and our virtualized Evolved Packet Core, we deliver full feature sets and carrier-grade performance from the cloud.

And, by making it possible to deploy these applications on an NFV infrastructure built on commercial off-the-shelf servers, we help you save money.

The right NFV platform

You need solutions that can streamline your operations and help you capitalize on the potential of NFV.

Our CloudBand™ platform clears the path to NFV success. With CloudBand, you can build a cloud infrastructure that manages, orchestrates, automates and optimizes services between the network and the cloud environment.

CloudBand is integrated with the Nuage Networks™ Virtualized Services Platform. The result is a robust, programmable SDN network infrastructure that extends throughout the datacenter and across the WAN.

The right NFV partnerships

No service provider, vendor or application developer can make the NFV journey alone. That’s why we’re working to build partnerships that will help the industry accelerate the transition to NFV.

Our CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program provides a live lab environment in which service providers, NFV solution partners and NFV application vendors can exchange ideas and drive the industry forward.

Our Cloud Transformation Services offer focuses on helping service providers make the move to NFV. We accelerate and de-risk NFV transition with support that covers business analysis, design, integration, deployment, and maintenance.