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Telefónica showcases its Virtual Data Center 4.0 Beta Cloud service at VMworld Europe

  • New and advanced features have been introduced based on Telefónica’s innovation partnership with VMware, Dell EMC and Intel, including Kubernetes-as-a-Service, Deep Learning AI and Self-management MPLS-VPN.
  • Telefónica is interconnecting all of its VDC nodes to deliver solutions for multinational customers, supported by its carrier grade telecommunication networks.
  • Virtual Data Center (VDC) is available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain and the USA

Madrid, 05 November 2018 – Telefónica Business Solutions, leading provider of a wide range of digital services and integrated communications solutions for the B2B market, and a member of the VMware Cloud Provider Program, exclusively showcases the evolution of  its Virtual Data Center 4.0 (VDC) beta cloud service at VMworld Europe. 

The VDC service is based on the VMware Cloud Provider Platform and enables customers to create virtual infrastructure combining computer resources, storage, advanced networking (Software Defined LAN, Internet connectivity, MPLS Virtual Private Networks and Software Defined WAN), and value-added services (Backup, Disaster Recovery, Security and packaged enterprise applications). 

The new VDC 4.0 release introduces a variety of enhancements and functional improvements targeting both local corporations as well as multinational customers. 

Key advances include:

  • New global customer portal that enables holistic resource management throughout different VDC nodes.
  • State of the art VMware technology based on the latest VMware Validated Design (VVD) for Cloud Providers.
  • Self-management MPLS-VPN capabilities for Quality of Service and bandwidth on-demand.
  • Kubernetes-as-a-Service based on VMware Container Service Extension for vCloud Director, seamlessly integrated into VDC’s virtual infrastructure offering.
  • Advanced Data Backup self-management and recovery capabilities, based on Dell EMC Data Protection for vCloud Director
  • Big Data solutions, with AI/deep learning capabilities based on the open source BigDL framework optimized by Intel.

 

Telefónica is adept at cooperating with key industry partners on the development of the latest Cloud Computing technologies, thus making sure they are readily made available to our customers and tailored to their needs. In this context, the cooperation with VMware, Dell EMC and Intel has proven to be extremely successful, as proven by the set of the state of the art technologies introduced in the upcoming 4.0 release of our VDC public cloud offering.”  Jose María Cuellar, Global B2B Director Cloud, Telefónica 

 “VMware is pleased to see Telefónica leveraging the VMware Cloud Provider Platform to provide customers consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across the hybrid cloud. VMware and our cloud provider partners continue to help IT organizations simplify the adoption of multi-cloud as a strategic approach for digital transformation.”  Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vice President of Product Management, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, VMware

“Telefónica’s new VDC 4.0 service offering is a prime example of the world-class user experience that our service provider partners can now offer with Dell EMC vCloud Director Data Protection.  Telefónica’s early involvement and close collaboration as a design partner was instrumental in ensuring that we could deliver a comprehensive, efficient, and high performance solution that is also simple and straightforward for Telefónica’s customers to consume.”  Sharad Rastogi, SVP of Data Protection Product Management, Dell EMC

With VDC, Telefónica is demonstrating its vision and innovation in enabling customers to create virtualised data center infrastructure.  Our collaboration with Telefónica to optimize this VDC 4.0 release for Intel’s broad portfolio of technologies - including  Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, Intel’s open source BigDL framework for Artificial Intelligence, Intel® Optane™ DC and Intel® 3D NAND SSDs, and Intel® Network Interface Cards – will help Telefónica to deliver unique value to their customers in the new data-centric economy." Jennifer Huffstetler, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Data Center Product Marketing Group  

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