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Nokia has entered the market for telco-grade IT and networking hardware with Nokia AirFrame Cloud Server, Cloud Switch, and Cloud Storage. The vendor has also introduced an AirFrame data center solution for IT, carrier cloud, and NFV deployments.


  • With AirFrame, Nokia enters the market for hardware platforms to support emerging virtualized infrastructure deployments
  • AirFrame joins a number of existing approaches for bringing scalable computing power to service providers.
  • Nokia clearly sees a future role for AirFrame as a building block for 5G in addressing radio-specific applications, especially with the performance enhancement provided by incorporating hardware-based acceleration technology.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates Nokia's AirFrame product solution for virtualized infrastructure.
  • Compares AirFrame to competing solutions.

Key questions answered

  • How will Nokia position AirFrame in the service provider market?
  • How is AirFrame likely to evolve?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Merging infrastructure for telco and IT applications
  • AirFrame is not alone in tackling scalable computing power
  • Next up: scalable open hardware
  • Ovum’s view of AirFrame


  • Further reading
  • Author

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