For CSPs to deploy multiple services and applications to take on OTT competition, they require the agility and flexibility to bundle and scale new service offerings and continue to expand their catalog of service offerings quickly and efficiently.

CSPs virtualizing IP Multimedia Subsystems (vIMS), for example, provides the foundational element to a future-proof network architecture that will enable a range of new services including VoLTE, VoWiFi and Rich Communication Services (RCS) for wholesale, enterprise and consumer customers across mobile and fixed line. Offering rich multimedia services from a common NFV infrastructure platform will give CSPs the agility to instantiate new differentiated services, continue to remain cost competitive and increase customer experience.

To maximize the benefits of vIMS while transforming their networks to NFV , CSPs need the ability to automatically and programmatically deploy VNFs rapidly. They need to automatically and intelligently allocate the appropriate resources to each virtual workload, where and when needed. And they need to seamlessly automate the on-boarding of VNFs from multiple vIMS vendors that have been pre-certified and are part of the VMware Ready for NFV partner ecosystem that brings together the largest technology partner marketplace to deliver these services.

Accelerating Service Creation: VMware vCloud NFV supports two integrated virtualized infrastructure managers (VIMs): native VMware vCloud Director or VMware Integrated OpenStack, a full OpenStack implementation that is completely tested and integrated. Both VIMs support templated service descriptions as well as multitenancy and robust networking, enabling the automation of on-boarding VNFs with the acceleration of configuring and allocating compute, storage and networking resources.