To address both markets with one platform, Nokia had to walk a tightrope of meeting the divergent expectations of two demanding customer groups.
Nokia has found the right balance with the FP4. For the CSPs, Nokia is delivering scale, security, and investment protection with a seamless upgrade path for the installed base. For the ICPs, Nokia is delivering cloud-scale economics, a data center chassis, and an invaluable second source to counter Broadcom's growing hegemony. In an era of virtualization and merchant silicon, it is refreshing to see the excitement around pure horsepower.