Huawei and Red Hat has announced a new global partnership to enable OpenStack-based cloud deployments. By expanding their relationship, Huawei and Red Hat aim to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) required by Communication Service Providers (CSPs).
According to the 2014 SDN and NFV Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, conducted by Infonetics Research, 93% of telecommunications operators interviewed plan to deploy NFV as carriers work to modernise the way telecommunications networks are built and operated.
As OpenStack sets itself as the platform of choice for NFV workloads, Huawei and Red Hat are engaging in a global partnership to cooperatively engineer carrier-grade cloud solutions for CSPs.
“Through open collaboration with partners like Red Hat, Huawei aims to support the business reform and transformation of the telecom industry. This partnership will focus on NFV and the development of joint solutions to foster an open, interconnected, and innovative ecosystem that supports the entire OpenStack community,” said Ren Zhipeng, President – Cloud Computing Product Line, Huawei.
Under the tie-up, Huawei and Red Hat aim to combine Huawei’s domain expertise and extensive global experience with telecommunications companies and Red Hat’s OpenStack and open source expertise to help CSPs embrace cloud computing with a carrier-grade OpenStack solution. Both firms plan to integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Huawei’s FusionSphere Cloud OS at the management layer to offer a unified open, flexible, and production-ready cloud solution to support telecommunication carriers’ NFV evolution.
Working together, Huawei and Red Hat plan to align upstream contributions, engineering, product, and go-to-market efforts to drive the adoption of OpenStack for NFV implementations by CSPs. Huawei and Red Hat also plan to work together to certify the joint solutions, giving CSPs confidence that the solutions will provide consistent performance and capability.