Telco Cloud

Telco Cloud infrastructure platforms for Communication Service Providers

Universal and secure infrastructure platforms

Telecom infrastructure is driven by needs of business agility, cost reduction through convergence, and security compliance.

Atos Telco Cloud provides end-to-end open-systems telco infrastructure, including building and operating services, encompassing a variety of operating system platforms (OpenStack, Kubernetes, VMware technologies) and a choice of compute, storage and network hardware underneath. Atos Telco Cloud infrastructure is tested with a wide range of various vendors’ network functions, operating support system (OSS), business support system (BSS), electronic switching system (ESS), and other higher-level software.

Atos Telco Cloud utilizes modern cloud-native concepts, at the same time integrates legacy support for monolithic Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and other traditional software.

Atos Telco Cloud is mostly private cloud today, but is prepared for hybrid cloud deployment, for instance, for Mobile Private Networks (MPN). It fully supports bare-metal Kubernetes concepts and meets the performance and other requirements of edge computing and Radio Access Network (RAN).

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Why choose Atos Telco cloud?

Universal and secure infrastructure for telecom, supporting the convergence of network operations and IT and the cloud-native SW paradigm in both domains.


The nimbleness and business agility of private and hybrid cloud is extended to telco networks.


Cloud-native technology significantly improves availability towards telco-grade 99.999% – through capabilities of degraded operation with self-healing, an non-disruptive rolling update options

Cost reduction

Even when network and IT systems are kept separate, using convergent technology (private cloud, virtualization, bare-metal Kubernetes, …) in both domains massively reduces total OpEx.

Security and compliance

Modern zero-trust security concepts in the Telco Cloud, including Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and native Cloud Workload Protection (CWP), can be universally applied to both the telecom network and telecom IT.


Telco Cloud plan & build

Telco Cloud plan & build

Following the customer’s functional and performance requirements, Atos will design and implement a Telco Cloud platform to match. The platform will include:

  • Mainstream Kubernetes platform (Google Anthos, Red Hat OpenShift)
  • Telco network optimization or edge deployment (including telco multi-access edge computing and radio access network), as in bare-metal Kubernetes; non-uniform memory access central processing unit (NUMA CPU) and bus control; software-defined networking (SDN); or single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV), Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and other network interface controller (NIC) technologies
  • Support for legacy virtualization, through native hypervisors or KubeVirt on Kubernetes
  • Alternatively, underlying hardware in terms of compute (rack-scale servers), software-defined or physical storage, network equipment (top-of-rack switches, virtualized/ containerized/physical next-gen firewalls)

Telco Cloud Security

Telco Cloud Security

  • Augment an Atos Telco Cloud build by hardened design – following the Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for the underlying Red Hat, VMware or Google, and other platform technologies.
  • Implement Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and/or Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) tools and measures to Telco Cloud, from the Atos Container Security Service offering.
  • Implement Atos products and solutions for data at rest (DAR), data in transit (DIT) encryption or identity & access management (IAM) to the Telco Cloud. One example is encrypting the back-haul or mid-haul or RAN through Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)

Telco Cloud and Edge Management

Telco Cloud and Edge Management

An orchestration and managed service for the Telco Cloud, Edge and Mobile Edge infrastructure.

The Atos offering includes integration of the Telco Cloud Virtualized Infrastructure Management (VIM) with the customer’s overall Management & Orchestration (MANO) landscape, and deployment of automation as desired by the customer.

Telco Cloud Operations

Telco Cloud Operations

Atos can support the ongoing operation of an Atos Telco Cloud through managed services. Services can be delivered for all or a selection of the three layers of the solution:

  • Network functions, management functions, application software
  • Kubernetes and hypervisor platform (Red Hat Openshift, Google Anthos, KubeVirt,…)
  • Hardware layer (compute, storage, network)

Network Function Migration

Network Function Migration

Assessment and migration of network functions or other applications onto the Telco Cloud Platform. This service determines the feasibility to migrate network functions and workloads to a new platform using the Atos Decision Factory.

The Atos Migration Factory will migrate the workloads and traffic-flows over to the new platform.

Zero Touch Provisioning

Zero Touch Provisioning

Providing the ability to install a Telco Cloud pod in a difficult-to-access location – only physical installation (rack insertion, cabling) needs to be done onsite; all platform and software setup and config work is done remotely.

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