The Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand solution provides the foundation for a new class of carrier cloud.
The Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand solution provides the foundation for a new class of carrier cloud. It enables communications service providers to bring the benefits of the cloud to their own network and business operations. It also allows them to offer a new range of high-performance cloud services to their enterprise and consumer customers.The Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand solution provides a carrier-grade framework to build and manage a carrier cloud service delivery environment.
CloudBand is comprised of two distinct elements:
THE CLOUDBAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The CloudBand Management System brings together the wide area network and the data center resource pools to provide a global view of, and control over, the service delivery environment. This allows service providers to look at all resources as a single carrier-grade pool. The goal of the management system is to leverage cloud and network resources to deliver the best service for the customer at the lowest cost.
THE CLOUDBAND NODE
The CloudBand Node is a pre-configured, all-in-one system that allows service providers to immediately implement CloudBand and begin offering cloud-based network, compute and storage services. It includes hardware and software with a built-in management layer and automated commissioning capabilities and is delivered in a fully configured rack system that can be deployed in a central office or a data center. The CloudBand Node is designed to greatly streamline the processes required for a service provider to begin offering services.
CloudBand is comprised of two elements: