Vodafone Idea is deploying an integrated cloud platform for its IT and network applications

Vodafone Idea Limited is deploying a state-of-the-art, automated multicloud network across the country to enable an unmatched experience for its retail and enterprise customers.

As pioneers in Cloud implementation, Vodafone Idea is deploying the largest integrated cloud platform for its IT and network applications. It has collaborated with Cisco to deploy a distributed multicloud architecture based on Cisco Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI). This automated solution has enabled a nationwide deployment in record time. It 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.

As Vodafone Idea Ltd. modernizes its network to make it more efficient and future proof, the agile, smart, and efficient platform will help the operator adapt to changing customer preferences, and allow for the continued launch of innovative use cases. In the face of unpredictable data growth, agility means getting adequate capacity on line, where needed, in time.

Vodafone Idea Limited’s automated cloud scale architecture is synchronized across applications, operating systems, infrastructure, and an underlying IP-MPLS core. 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 center solution Security. Together with Cisco Customer Experience teams, Vodafone Ideal Limited ensures that the deployment of cloud infrastructure is done in less than 72 hours.

Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, “We are in the midst of a large scale Network Integration and Transformation program to serve our approximately390 million subscribers. Building a robust, secure and future proof network infrastructure based on 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, “This project furthers Cisco’s position as a trusted partner at Vodafone Idea Limited India for cloud, virtualization, data center and mobile packet core. 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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