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“Looking at the astonishing scale of data stored and generated, storing 175ZB on a pile of Blu-ray discs, the stack would reach the moon” says BS Teh, SVP, global sales and sales operation, Seagate Technology. The zettabyte is known as a multiple of the unit...

New business opportunities in edge services through the StarlingX OpenStack project (Reader Forum)

The StarlingX OpenStack project, launched on May 21, 2018, was created to address the need for an open source software platform that enables telco-grade applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. It will comprise value-added services that enable highly reliable applications...

Bringing software-defined networking to the data center

Nuage Networks projects highlight progress toward network slicing with data center SDN The long-term vision of 5G includes network slicing--using virtualized network functions and software-defined networking (SDN) to enable operator networks to automatically create service-specific data pipes that precisely meet the needs of a particular...

ZTE unveils Knitter container solution for telecom application requirements

ZTE adds container networking solution to TECS OpenPalette platform Chinese vendor ZTE recently premiered an end-to-end container networking solution in the open-source network functions virtualization (NFV) field , dubbed Knitter, as part of its Tulip Elastic Cloud System (TECS) OpenPalette Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). According to ZTE, contemporary...

Tech Mahindra, VMware partner to accelerate network transformation

Tech Mahindra and VMware combine solutions Tech Mahindra and VMware recently announced a collaboration aimed at communication service providers (CSPs), which will focus on developing, marketing and deploying solutions that accelerate network transformation. CSPs have been gradually virtualizing their networks in preparation for 5G and an...

China Mobile adopts Huawei CloudFabric to expand resource pool

China Mobile to bring Huawei CloudFabric to OpenStack project Huawei announced it will use its CloudFabric solution to enable the development of a private cloud resource pool for China Mobile data centers in Hohhot and Harbin. The goal is to aid the digital transformation of...

CableLabs announces two new OpenStack projects

CableLabs opens SNAPS-Boot and SNAPS-OpenStack Industry consortium CableLabs recently announced two new open source projects associated with OpenStack, including SNAPS-Boot and SNAPS-OpenStack. The purpose of SNAPS (SDN and NFV Application Platform and Stack) is to enable operators to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization...

OpenStack launches project to blend container, virtual machine benefits

OpenStack unveils new open source project ‘Kata Containers’ The OpenStack Foundation announced a new open source project dubbed Kata Containers, which aims to combine the security benefits of virtual machines with the speed and manageability of container technologies. According to the organization, Kata Containers “is...

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 moves into container space

Red Hat debuts newest version of OpenStack Red Hat unveiled OpenStack Platform 12, the latest version of its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017. As part of the update, Red Hat, in addition to fixing glitches, is beginning to move all of...

Containerization moves OPNFV to integrate Kubernetes into Euphrates

OPNFV Project launches fifth platform ‘Euphrates’ The OPNFV Project, an open platform that facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components, recently released its fifth platform dubbed Euphrates. The release marks the fifth and only platform by OPNFV that includes the open source system Kubernetes. OPNFV...

FatPipe nods to converged infrastructure with VNF, SD-WAN offering

Digital transformation underpins FatPipe’s multi-function VNF FatPipe Networks, a provider of router clustering products for WAN optimization, recently debuted a new SD-WAN product, which the company said makes it easier to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs). SD-WAN and network functions virtualization (NFV) platforms used to deploy...

Hybrid cloud adoption accelerated by Mirantis Cloud Platform update

Mirantis Cloud Platform update focuses on making hybrid cloud management easier Kubernetes continues to serve as the main container orchestration and management platform with updates to Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP). The latest MCP comes with a new capability to allow multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters...

Second ETSI NFV Plugtests event set for next year

ETSI interoperability plugtests help technical committees develop global standards for NFV platforms The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is set to host the second Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Plugtests event from Jan. 15 to 19 next year at its Sophia Antipolis headquarters in southern France. The...

Openstack debuts its 16th platform dubbed Pike

Openstack’s newest platform focuses on usability, flexibility and scalability The Openstack Foundation unveiled the 16th version of its software platform called Pike yesterday. Although Pike isn’t exactly loaded with new features, it does bring flexibility and scalability to OpenStack, a platform known for being difficult...

Red Hat discovers OpenStack security glitch

Red Hat patches vulnerability in OpenStack subsystem that manages virtual machines Red Hat recently patched a security glitch in an OpenStack subsystem used to provision network services to virtual machines (VMs), which could have given hackers access to network resources if gone unnoticed. Red Hat dubbed...

Kontron and Genband showcase NFV application at partner summit

 Kontron and Genband collaborate on NFV infrastructure reference solution Kontron, a global provider of embedded computing technology and secure IoT platform solutions, and Genband, a global provider of real-time software solutions, debuted a media network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) reference solution at the Perspectives17 Annual...

Three examples of NFV deployments

Service providers embrace NFV Network functions virtualization is spearheading a fundamental shift in the telecommunications industry. While still in its infancy, major service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Cisco are launching NFV deployments. The goal of NFV is to take network functions typically reserved for proprietary...

Canonical set for leadership change amid possible job cuts

Canonical, which is the driving force behind the Ubuntu platform powering OpenStack deployments, set to have founder retake CEO position in July. Canonical, which is best known for its support of Ubuntu deployments, is set to change leadership with current CEO Jane Silber...

OpenStack as part of the telecom virtualization journey

Canonical expands on the impact and potential for telecommunication operators that have embraced OpenStack as part of their virtualization plans. On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check” we speak with Mark Baker, OpenStack product manager at Canonical, to discuss the importance of the platform...

OpenStack cited as open source example for telecom

One open source model referenced by many in the telecommunications space is that of OpenStack, which is a cloud-based platform initially begun in 2010 as a project between NASA and Rackspace Hosting aimed at creating an open source cloud platform that could be operated...

Vendors find opportunities, challenges in adopting open source platforms

The move towards open source has had a somewhat divisive impact on the vendor community, with established telecom suppliers now having to share the attention – and budgets – of operators with new entrants. This new rivalry has not gone unnoticed by operators, who...

VMware sees NFV potential in telecom market

While an established player in the virtualization software world, VMware sees new opportunities for NFV in the telecom market. On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we speak with Gabriele Di Piazza, VP of products and solutions for VMware’s Telco NFV Group, about the company’s growing...

Linux Foundation launches online devops course in move to increase experience

The online course focused on devops follows the Linux Foundation’s work earlier this year on online classes targeting OpenStack The development and operations model is quickly becoming a central focus for companies looking to take advantage of software and information technology in order to increase...

Why open source remains key for NFV and SDN deployments

Lenovo Networking discusses the importance of open source platforms for continued NFV and SDN deployments Open source platforms have been central to the rapid development and deployment of virtualized networking technologies like network functions virtualization and software-defined networking by telecommunications operators. Much of these...

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