VMware joins Open-O to con­struct NFV fu­ture

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VMware has joined the Linux Foun­da­tion-backed Open-O project to map the fu­ture of net­work func­tions vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion (NFV). The new devel­op­ment is aimed at bring­ing open stan­dards-based or­ches­tra­tion to NFV in­fra­struc­ture.

Join­ing the Open-O project as a plat­inum mem­ber, VMware will work with the gov­ern­ment board as well as par­tic­i­pate in its tech­ni­cal steer­ing and mar­ket­ing com­mit­tees. The Dell sub­sidiary will also help en­hance open stan­dards-based or­ches­tra­tion in the net­work­ing world. “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.

The ad­di­tion of VMware to the board will en­hance Open-N ca­pa­bil­i­ties to meet the de­mand for com­plex ser­vices over SDN (soft­ware-de­fined net­work) and NFV in­fra­struc­tures, it is be­lieved. “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,” said Marc Cohn, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Open-O and vice pres­i­dent of net­work strat­egy, the Linux Foun­da­tion.

The Open-O project has op­er­a­tors such as China Mo­bile, China Tele­com and Hong Kong Tele­com (HKT). There are also over a bil­lion mo­bile, res­i­den­tial and busi­ness users who will all en­joy an advanced experience through NFV ven­dors like VMware.

Last year, the com­pany hired Gabriele Di Pi­azza as vice pres­i­dent of its telco NFV divi­sion to start de­vel­op­ing new strate­gies around the advanced net­work ar­chi­tec­ture.

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