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Cisco and Vodafone Idea Limited: Building a distributed multicloud network strategy

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. The company 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. It has fast-tracked Vodafone Idea’s data core network rollout, increased capacities, and helped reduce costs as cloud implementation is done in just 72 hours. The platform being built is ready to host both IT and network applications on one cloud.

Vodafone Idea Limited’s automated cloud-scale architecture is synchronized across applications, operating systems, infrastructure, and an underlying IP-MPLS core. The lean architecture design is brought to life with Cisco solutions comprised of Cisco VIM for NFVI management, Cisco Ultra Packet Core and Policy, third-party VNFs (virtual network functions), and Cisco application-centric infrastructure (Cisco ACI).

Vishant Vora
Chief Technology Officer,
Vodafone Idea Limited

“We are in the midst of a large-scale network integration and transformation program to serve our approximately 390 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.”

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