VMware Expands its VMware Ready for Telco Cloud Program

VMware | June 24, 2020

VMware, Inc.announced it has expanded its VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program, formerly known as the VMware Ready for NFV program. The enhanced certification program will enable telco network functions partners to test the interoperability and readiness of their Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNF) with the VMware Telco Cloud platform.

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Over the past several years, virtualization has evolved from a popular buzzword into a formidable strategic technology that many organizations have adopted and many others are strongly considering. This white paper addresses the specific topic of storage virtualization and the ways in which it enhances the performance and efficiency of IT in light of today’s constant, sometimes staggering data growth.

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Over the past several years, virtualization has evolved from a popular buzzword into a formidable strategic technology that many organizations have adopted and many others are strongly considering. This white paper addresses the specific topic of storage virtualization and the ways in which it enhances the performance and efficiency of IT in light of today’s constant, sometimes staggering data growth.

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