September 10, 2014
Nokia Networks and Red Hat, Inc. today announced the signing of an agreement that bundles Nokia’s carrier-grade virtualized core applications and cloud application management products with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
This latest collaboration enables efficient operation of the Nokia virtualized core network functions and management systems on top of Red Hat’s OpenStack technology, with commercial joint offerings expected to be available in early 2015.
“OpenStack and NFV hold significant promise for carriers that are looking to modernize their infrastructure and embrace the innovation that open source is enabling in the cloud,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack at Red Hat.
The telco cloud has the potential to revolutionize the way operators run their networks and launch new services, the two companies said in a release.