A Partner Ecosystem Built for Telco Cloud Success


Build, Test, & Certify VNFs/CNFs on VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure

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System Integrators

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Network Equipment Providers

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VMware Telco Cloud Partner Ecosystem

VMware delivers a best-in-class deployment experience that provides CSPs the choice, agility and reliability they require to get the most value from VMware Telco Cloud solutions. 


Ready for Telco Cloud    

Accelerate & Simplify Telco Cloud Deployments

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.

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Certification Levels 

VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Infrastructure

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.

VMware Ready for Telco Cloud

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.

Benefits of Ready for Telco Cloud for CSP Customers

  • • Accelerated time to revenue
  • • Access to the most advanced network functions and services, such as 5G Core components
  • • Simplified onboarding, deployment and operation of VNFs/CNFs
  • • Increased reliability and peace of mind knowing that VNFs/CNFs have met stringent certification requirements.

Benefits of Ready for Telco Cloud for Partners

  • • Accelerates the onboarding and deployment of VNFs & CNFs with the VMware Telco Cloud Platform
  • Increases market reach to global CSPs
  • • Demonstrates the production readiness of your VNFs & CNFs
  • • Uses the VMware Ready logo
  • • Cloud-based self-certification accelerates time to production by testing VNFs/CNFs quickly and independently in the VMware testing cloud
  • • List products on the VMware Solution Exchange