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Nokia and Amazon collaborate on IoT services

Steve Rogerson
October 26, 2017
 
Nokia and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to enable easier transition to the cloud, helping large enterprises deploy IoT services.
 
Nokia will support service providers in their migration to AWS with a complete suite of services and the two will collaborate on 5G use cases for service providers.
 
The Finland-based company said its strategic collaboration with AWS would accelerate the migration of service provider applications to the cloud and drive digital innovation for large enterprises.
 
On their journey to achieve the performance and flexibility brought by cloud technologies, communications service providers and enterprises need ways to address the connectivity needs of cloud-based applications such as optimising latency, virtualised network and routing services for the IoT. Nokia and AWS are working together to enable service providers to implement cloud strategies faster, leveraging Nokia's expertise in wireless, wireline and 5G technologies.
 
Large enterprises require managed connectivity to access cloud infrastructure, and integrated IoT and analytics to enhance their productivity and ease of digitalisation. The two companies will work to deliver differentiated services using Nokia SD-Wan and its Impact IoT platform in combination with AWS Greengrass, machine learning and artificial intelligence services.
 
Nokia will support service providers in their AWS implementation strategy with a complete suite of services including consulting, design, integration, migration and operation for infrastructure and applications.
 
The two companies plan to work together to generate 5G and edge cloud strategies and guidance for customers including reference architectures that enable both service providers and enterprises to benefit. And they aim to bring an improved user experience for Nuage Networks SD-Wan customers who use AWS. Enterprises can benefit from this seamless integration with AWS and launch secure branch connectivity in hybrid environments with single-pane-of-glass capabilities.
 
"The fourth industrial revolution requires a tighter integration between the IT and networking infrastructure worlds,” said Kathrin Buvac, Nokia's chief strategy officer. “Our collaboration with AWS will accelerate the migration of service provider applications to the cloud and enable us to forge new opportunities together by delivering on next-generation connectivity and cloud services. This is a wide-ranging collaboration, spanning our services capabilities in application migration, SD-Wan from Nuage Networks, 5G and IoT, allowing new growth opportunities for our top customers across both the service provider and large enterprise market segments."
 
The companies are also commercialising IoT use cases with AWS Greengrass, Amazon Machine Learning, Nokia Mec multi-access edge computing and the Impact platform.
 
"Service providers are accelerating their migration to AWS in order to drive innovation for their customers and deliver lower total cost of IT to their organisations,” said Terry Wise, global vice president at Amazon Web Services. “We are excited to partner with Nokia to accelerate cloud transformation for service providers, and enable the digital transformation journey for our mutual large enterprise customers."