VMware to accelerate adoption of NFV by service providers

Vendor joins OPEN-O project as a premier member to drive innovation in open standards
Di Piazza:"Implementing NFV requires a robust NFV infrastructure, and the agility provided by the type of comprehensive NFV and multi-cloud orchestration the OPEN-O Project promises to deliver."
Di Piazza:"Implementing NFV requires a robust NFV infrastructure, and the agility provided by the type of comprehensive NFV and multi-cloud orchestration the OPEN-O Project promises to deliver."

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VMware has joined the OPEN-O project, an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables leading telecommunications, cable and cloud operators end-to-end service orchestration over network functions virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure, along with software-defined networks (SDN) and legacy networks. As a premier member, VMware will participate in both the governing board, along with the technical steering and marketing committees to help drive advancement of open, standards-based orchestration.

OPEN-O is aimed at enabling operators to significantly improve service agility and velocity to increase revenues, while simultaneously reducing overall costs for greater profitability. Several operators including China Mobile, China Telecom and Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) are participating in OPEN-O, joining many open networking innovators including VMware.

Marc Cohn, executive director, OPEN-O and vice president, network strategy, The Linux Foundation said: “Operators participating in OPEN-O feature a subscriber base in excess of a billion mobile, residential and business users. With the addition of leading NFV vendors such as VMware, we believe OPEN-O will successfully deliver the abstraction needed to deliver complex services over SDN and NFV infrastructures as well as legacy networks.”

“Customers will ultimately choose the path that best helps them meet their digital transformation objectives, and by joining OPEN-O, VMware is extending its position as a major player in defining the evolution and adoption of NFV by Telcos and communications service providers,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of solutions, telco NFV group at VMware.

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