Nokia is strengthening its cloud and data center services with the official launch of the first Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Asia.
Based in Singapore, the hub is an execution center where multivendor cloud services from strategy, design, execution, and delivery are provided. It is one of three hubs in the world, with the other two located in Texas, US, and Reading, the UK, offering innovative tooling and automation, as well as DevOps-based cloud development and delivery.
The Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hubs include a multivendor lab set-up with cloud services experts co-located to help operators visualize, develop and execute their plans. The global network of hubs reflects the growth of Nokia’s portfolio of services and capabilities to address the increasing demands of operators looking to accelerate their transition to the cloud.
The Cloud Collaboration Hubs are supported by a network of cloud delivery centers for industrialized infrastructure staging and delivery. The cloud delivery centers incorporate comprehensive build and test automation frameworks to ensure accelerated data center delivery for customers. Nokia announced in January 2018 that a new cloud delivery center will be launched in India to complement the existing one in Hungary.
One of the biggest challenges for operators in creating cloud services is the availability of ready and world-class cloud development engineers and accessibility to a global ecosystem of cloud development partners. This often hinders the ability of operators to rapidly launch new cloud services in a dynamic market where they are competing against traditional competitors and new digital players.
The strong partner ecosystem linked to the hubs enables Nokia to provide best-in-class, open-source cloud solutions and instant cloud development skillsets to meet digital service provider needs. Communications service providers in the region can now tap into Nokia’s expertise to develop value-added services to improve customer experiences and help businesses grow new revenue streams.
The Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Singapore was officially opened today by Guest of Honor Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, Singapore; and Sandeep Girotra, head of Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia.