Welcome to Telco Cloud Part 2: Cloud-Native Apps
- Course Length:
- 1 hour
Telecom operators are on the cusp of a multitude of network and business transformation choices. This course (part of multi-part series) provides a high-level view of the impact and benefits of Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) and applications, microservice architecture, and example implementations of Telco network functions based on cloud-native principles. It provides concrete examples of cloud-native applications and network functions using containers and Kubernetes in telecom networks.
This course is designed for a broad audience of personnel working in the telecom industry.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
■ Identify the need for cloud-native applications for NFs in telecom
■ Sketch the architecture framework for CNFs and apps in the Telco cloud
■ Explain an implementation of CNFs and apps using containers, Kubernetes
1. Cloud Native: What and Why?
1.1 Challenges of current Telco applications
1.2 Benefits of cloud-native applications and NFs
1.3 Value of cloud-native NFs for RAN and Core
1.4 Microservices as cloud-native apps for NFs
2. Infrastructure for Cloud Native
2.1 Webscale architecture for cloud-native apps
2.2 Operational framework of Telco clouds (i.e., metrics, tracing, logging)
2.3 Need for cloud-native application management
3. Implementation of Cloud Native Apps in Telco
3.1 Cloud-native apps in RAN and Core
3.2 Role of container runtime and Kubernetes
3.3 Example of end-to-end service in telco network
Putting it all together