At CodiLime, we are cloud enthusiasts with experience in designing and building cloud-based solutions for telcos. Time-to-market, cost optimization and scalability requirements are the main guidelines in our design process. We also prepare and execute seamless migration.
Building your own infrastructure to meet rapidly changing scalability requirements is not always an effective solution. Two common pitfalls include over-provisioning costs and being unable to handle the required load.
To solve these problems, two approaches are possible: a cloud-only solution or a cloud/on-prem mixed scenario. The latter gives you the resources to scale up and down depending on your current load.
Here’s a question that gives telco operators sleepless nights: How do you go about building your telco cloud to keep the carrier-grade requirements while bringing the hyper-scale public clouds pronouncements and promises to the telco world?
Only a few telcos in the world are young enough to build their infrastructure from scratch. As such, they can embrace the cloud approach right from the start. Their older counterparts, on the other hand, need to continue operations relying on mixed infrastructure that combines legacy networks and new telco cloud.
So why not combine long-term experience in building carrier-grade services with cloud benefits to gain a competitive edge?
In the pre-cloud era, to cope with growing demand for their services, companies needed to expand their data centers by buying or replacing hardware. But cloud has enabled them to build infrastructure, and scale it up or down quickly with minimal effort.
Of course, with the new technology came new challenges. What was to be done with existing hardware? How can appropriate privacy protection be ensured? Not all the data can be entrusted to public cloud providers, nor should everything leave your legal jurisdiction.
Combining the features of public cloud and high-level privacy protection at your own DC could be the right approach.