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Nokia, HP Stack Their Cloud NFV BetsNokia, HP Stack Their Cloud NFV Bets

Nokia and HP are pursuing a carrier-grade cloud solution using Nokia's NFV tech and HP's OpenStack platform.

Dan O'Shea

November 13, 2014

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Nokia, HP Stack Their Cloud NFV Bets

Nokia and HP have embarked on joint development of an open source-based cloud solution for telcos migrating to NFV, a pairing that could give Nokia open source credibility, while helping HP steady its NFV ship.

The solution, which will be ETSI NFV-compliant, will see Nokia Networks bringing its NFV tools to HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)'s Helion OpenStack platform. HP has long been pushing OpenStack as the default standard for cloud computing software, and was among several companies that contributed code to the recent OpenStack Juno release targeted at satisfying NFV requirements. (See OpenStack Tackles NFV Support With Juno Release.)

Yet, the company also suffered the departure of a key NFV executive, and is undergoing a corporate split, both potential distractions from its NFV efforts. (See Ixia Names NFV Pioneer Mayer CEO and Winds of Change Blow NFV at HP.)

Want to know more about NFV? Check out our NFV content channel here on Light Reading.

For Nokia, the announcement represents its second big NFV play in recent months after announcing its VoLTE NFV solution and unveiling its Cloud Network Director orchestration tool in early September. (See Nokia's NFV Strategy Starts With VoLTE .)

The jointly created carrier-grade cloud offering will be available by mid-2015, the companies said.

— Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Dan O'Shea

Analyst, Heavyreading.com

You want Dans? We got 'em! This one, "Fancy" Dan O'Shea, has been covering the telecom industry for 20 years, writing about virtually every technology segment and winning several ASBPE awards in the process. He previously served as editor-in-chief of Telephony magazine, and was the founding editor of FierceTelecom. Grrrr! Most recently, this sleep-deprived father of two young children has been a Chicago-based freelance writer, and continues to pontificate on non-telecom topics such as fantasy sports, craft beer, baseball and other subjects that pay very little but go down well at parties. In his spare time he claims to be reading Ulysses (yeah, right), owns fantasy sports teams that almost never win, and indulges in some fieldwork with those craft beers. So basically, it's time to boost those bar budgets, folks!

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