Cloud Transformation Consulting
Accelerate your transformation to telco cloud
As a Communications Service Provider (CSP), you know the future requires moving your network to public, private or hybrid cloud environments. 5G, artificial intelligence, automation and ecosystem-based applications require low latency, increased efficiency, and flexibility that can only be provided by cloud-native solutions. Cloud-native solutions also enable rapid onboarding, operation and scaling of new services for breakthrough business agility.
Many CSPs, however, are still early in their cloud transformation journey with most of the technology, business and operational changes still ahead of them. Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting can help you along your cloud transformation journey, ensuring you’re positioned to succeed with future cloud-native architectures and solutions.
How can I transform my business and network operations to cloud?
The journey to telco cloud comes with a long list of questions. What cloud technologies are right for you? What operational and delivery models do you need to implement these technologies and how do you create a diverse ecosystem to support them? How do you keep your network and customers secure in the cloud? How can you make quick short-term gains while planning for longer-term sustainable transformation? And what can you do to optimize deployed solutions to get the highest possible return on your cloud technology investments?
Cloud transformation is crucial, as the scale of 5G brings massive numbers of connected devices and a diverse mix of services, creating an environment where legacy networks and operations simply cannot keep up. Automation is required — especially for slicing — driving the need to reinvent how CSPs operate. This environment is more advanced, fluid and dynamic than ever before — often co-developed with third-party partners and continuously evolving in pace with customer needs. This unprecedented flexibility and openness erases the traditional network perimeter. If security requirements are already hard to keep up with today, the coming years will bring a whole new level of complexity.
To make sure you’re investing in the right cloud technology, get the best operational results, and create a well-architected security framework, you need a clear plan and flexible and optimized solutions. Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting has the experience, insights and methods to help you evolve strategically and realize your cloud vision.
How does Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting work?
The drive to cloud-native transformation is clear. Our consultants work with you to define a cloud technology strategy and plan for managing implementation risks. We can help you determine your best cloud option (public, private or hybrid), whether to use an engineered solution or best-of-breed approach, ensure you comply with network and security regulations, prepare to manage a diverse ecosystem of CNFs/VNFs on public/private cloud and much more. This is the first step towards developing a future mode of operations powered by AI and automation that is also secure. Next, a gap analysis from your present mode of operations is performed and a cloud technology design is created. A roadmap to implement and support the target cloud architecture is built. Support is provided for implementing the cloud migration and subsequent optimization. Nokia helps across all key phases of the cloud transformation journey.
Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting leverages the strength of our full suite of Nokia Advanced Consulting Services. We ensure you have the right technology, operations and security model to meet your business goals today and be at the forefront of the 5G future, with expertise and experience in cloud strategy, migration, operations, security, revenue growth, customer experience, operational efficiency and more.
Cloud Transformation Consulting: A standards-based, cloud-oriented consulting approach
Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting applies proven methodologies supported by industry- best practices for assessing opportunities, designing and implementing solutions tailored to your specific use cases and measuring investment returns. It covers everything from customer touchpoints, customer experience and service performance, to process evaluations and key performance indicator (KPI) tracking.
Collect the important information about the existing system and key technology requirements
Assess the current environment based on the information collected
Identify gaps based on an industry standard approach
Recommend a new architecture/approach based on the assessment and comparison
Execute the suggested changes or provide governance during implementation of the proposed changes
Continuously evolve the solution based on global best practices and drive improvements
Why you need a partner on your cloud transformation journey
Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting has the experience, processes, tools and trained consultants to help you:
- Select the right cloud deployment model
- Develop a robust, future-proof cloud technology strategy aligned with your business goals
- Create a roadmap for cloud migration of both legacy and virtualized workloads
- Automate cloud operations for efficiency and agility
- Secure the expanded perimeter, including cloud infrastructure you may not own
- Develop, execute and monitor every phase of execution
Choosing the right cloud transformation strategy
Most CSPs recognize the need to go cloud-native to be ready for the 5G era, with a mix of private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds. Migrating to cloud-native can be complex and risky, especially with skill or tool gaps in the organization. That’s why you need a great cloud transformation strategy, to make sure moving your business operations to cloud-native goes smoothly and securely. Engaging Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting provides a solid foundation for success in the cloud, delivering successful and scalable Cloud Technology, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Security.
Implementing a proven cloud transformation methodology
Nokia Cloud Technology Transformation helps you define a robust cloud infrastructure in line with your strategic goals and creates an architecture that cost-effectively delivers the performance you need. Nokia Cloud Technology Transformation delivers:
- A future-proof cloud strategy
- An expertly designed architecture that supports multi-vendor cloud networks
- A step-by-step roadmap for implementation
- Support for execution and relevant KPIs defined and monitored
Automating cloud operations
The scale of 5G brings massive numbers of connected devices and a diverse mix of services, creating an environment where legacy operations simply cannot keep up. Automation is required — especially for slicing — driving the need to reinvent how CSPs operate.
Nokia Cloud Operations Transformation helps you transform your organization, processes and skills for cloud operations to achieve:
- Agility across deployment life cycles
- An agile organization with minimal handovers
- Revenue growth with rapid service launches and minimal downtime
- Enhanced customer experiences through reliable customer-facing services
- Automation that paves the way for a DevOps
Securing your business in public and private cloud
The cloud environment is more advanced, fluid and dynamic than ever before — often co-developed with third-party partners and continuously evolving in pace with customer needs. This unprecedented flexibility and openness redefine the network perimeter. If security requirements are already challenging, the coming years will bring a whole new level of complexity.
Nokia Cloud Security Transformation brings the experience of helping hundreds of CSPs transform their security posture to cloud security transformation. With our proven methodology, you will be able to:
- Identify threats and risks of the selected cloud models
- Improve cloud security monitoring, visibility and incident response across multi-vendor clouds
- Select best of breed security solutions and practices
- Improve regulatory compliance
- Efficiently close identified security gaps and protect cloud resources
What are the benefits of Nokia’s Cloud Transformation Consulting?
Nokia’s Cloud Transformation Consulting leverages the strength of our full suite of Nokia Advanced Consulting Services, so you can devise the best strategies to future-proof technology, operations and security. No other consulting service offers such a comprehensive, flexible approach towards cloud migration and cloud adoption.
Nokia can help you define a holistically resilient cloud infrastructure by putting individual cloud decisions in the context of your strategic goals, helping you create a cloud architecture that cost-effectively delivers the performance you need.
Alignment with industry standards and best practices
By migrating to a fully standards-based architecture in step with best practices, you gain ease of management, interoperability and evolution.
We ensure your technology architecture is ready to handle the increased demands and scale of 5G.
Faster time to respond
With full visibility and improved workflows, incidents are detected, responded to and, if necessary, recovered from faster.
A comprehensive, fully auditable, end-to-end security solution gives you confidence that you’re compliant with global 5G and security standards.
Move confidently toward your desired future state with a step-by-step operations transformation plan including key initiatives and milestones.
Keep your plan on track with governance and accountability frameworks to achieve every milestone.
Data analytics advisory and assessment
We help you define, implement and optimize the most appropriate analytics strategies, tools, algorithms and operating models for your business.
Dashboards and reports
Our custom reports and dashboards are built using visualization tools to make it easy for you to monitor your network KPIs for analytics-based decision making.
Model integration and automation
Our team can help you integrate analytics models and AI/ML use cases (such as churn prediction or predictive maintenance) with various Nokia solutions as well as third-party cloud platforms.
Why choose Nokia for your Cloud Transformation Consulting services?
Nokia is unique in the consulting services arena. We have worldwide network expertise, real-world experience in any cloud and 5G solution deployment and broad perspective on how CSPs are tackling the cloud transformation challenge. With insights from our global customer engagements, we create and implement end-to-end transformation blueprints for the most complex, multi-vendor and future-facing environments. Cloud Transformation Consulting leverages the strength of our full suite of Nokia Advanced Consulting Services.
Our experience helping hundreds of CSPs transform their security posture has given Nokia’s security consulting team deep insight into what’s needed, what works, and how to get results. In addition to a rigorous, proven methodology for security transformation, we are a trusted partner of telcos and national regulators worldwide and one of just two companies in the world with an end-to-end 5G security infrastructure.