The award-winning VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program, formally known as VMware Ready for NFV, enables telco network functions to test and certify the interoperability and readiness of their Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) with the VMware Telco Cloud platform. VMware has certified VNFs and CNFs from a broad range of partners including NEP partners: Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, ZTE, Cisco and ISV partners including Affirmed Networks, Metaswitch, Mavenir and more.
Identifies Telco Network Functions that interoperate with the core infrastructure layers of the VMware Telco Cloud, as referenced by the VMware ETSI-compliant vCloud NFV Reference Architecture. Formerly known as VMware Ready for NFV, the program is available at no cost to VMware partners. Testing can be completed either in the VMware on-premise certification lab or in the cloud as a self-service model.
Certifies network functions for deployment and lifecycle operations through VMware Telco Cloud Automation™, a multi-cloud orchestration and automation platform. This level requires that the partner completes the VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Infrastructure certification as a pre-requisite.