Better, faster, stronger connectivity.
imes have been tough for Nokia. Even in its heyday, BlackBerry’s handset market was focused around business users. Nokia, on the other hand, were the undisputed heavyweight champion in the world in the consumer space, before being forced to sell its whole Devices and Services division to Microsoft in late 2013. Less than two years later, even the Microsoft machine couldn’t revive the Nokia hardware business, in turn writing off US$7.6 billion the Nokia deal and cutting thousands of jobs.
Nokia itself hasn’t thrown in the towel yet however. Yes, Nokia is still in the business, being a 150-year-old Finnish company that initially started in unrelated industries such
Tas wood-pulping and rubber before starting in early telecommunication - when the telegraph was the hottest thing around. Nokia is certainly versatile, and its sights are now set on the telecommunication business once again with Nokia Networks working on the Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution.
If you’re not privy to the telco business, simply think of it as coded messages traveling on a medium. If we compare smoke signals to the telegraph, it is easy to appreciate that telecommunication has vastly improved over centuries with the help of technology. Typical telco networks involve different end-points (called terminal nodes) being able to transmit correct messages to the correct recipients with the use of linkage and intermediate notes.
Fast forward to modern-day telecommunication, we now use fiber optics, communication satellites and many other forms of channels that can send huge amounts of data at unbelievable speeds. For cloud communication, it involves the use of Internet infrastructure, providing servers for applications and services that need these servers to transmit voice and data. The components that use cloud - such as frontend platforms (essentially your mobile devices and more), back-end platforms (storage and servers that do all the heavy-lifting) and the Internet itself - are all treated as components of cloud computing architecture.
We had the opportunity to speak with Stan Fiala, Nokia Network’s very own Head of Advanced Customer Solutions for Asia Pacific & Japan to understand just where the Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution comes in. Naturally, when a telecommunication giant claims that they can “combine IT’s best practice with existing cloud architecture to
Nokia purports that there are advantages to cloud communication, and it can result in using less hardware to achieve the same efficiency.