Nokia opens first of three cloud collaboration hubs

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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Singapore to be followed by Texas and UK hubs to build multivendor cloud services

Nokia has opened its first cloud collaboration hub and is planning two more.

The Singapore hub is already open. One in Irving, Texas, will start operation in February and it will be followed by a third hub in Reading, west of London.

Deepak Harie, head of systems integration, global services at Nokia, said the project “represents the next phase of our cloud professional services offering. The cloud collaboration hub model helps make services tangible, and accelerates operators’ move towards becoming digital service providers.”

The company said the hubs are execution centres where multivendor cloud services from strategy and design to execution and delivery are provided.

They include a multivendor lab set-up with experts co-located to help operators visualise, develop and execute tailored use cases based on their cloud strategies.

The cloud collaboration hub is an evolution of the cloud design centre, opened in 2016 in the UK, which has already been delivering multivendor cloud solutions to operators globally, said Nokia.

They are supported by a network of cloud delivery centres for industrialised infrastructure staging and delivery. Nokia is also opening a new cloud delivery centre in India to complement one in Hungary.

The hubs provide services for Nokia-specific, multivendor and open-source solutions, said the company. “The strong partner ecosystem linked to the hubs enable Nokia to provide best in class cloud solutions to meet the digital service provider needs,” it added.