Running a platform for container based network functions in 2023, the good the bad and the ugly functions

Marcel Fest

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When you want to provide telecommunication services to customers you need to provide a good set of functions/services to them. Most commonly those services are ~~IP-based~~, I mean of cource IP6-based.
These functions are commonly provided by vendors which are pre-selected by long negotiations.
In these, all requirements are marked as fulfilled at the end.

After signing the contracts, the vendors + internal operations teams onboard those functions onto our platform. And this is what we find.

* **Kubernetes?**
* **cloud-native?**
* **12-factors?**
* **do you have arp?**
* **redundancy?**