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VMware joins Open-O to construct NFV future

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VMware has joined the Linux Foundation-backed Open-O project to set the future of network functions virtualisation (NFV). The new development is aimed to bring 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 telecos and communications service providers,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of solutions, Telco NFV Group at VMware.

The addition of VMware is considered to enhance Open-N to meet the demand for complex services over SDN (software-defined network) and NFV infrastructures.

“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). Further, there are over a billion mobile, residential and business users who all would receive an advanced experience through NFV vendors like VMware.

Telco NFV hiring

This is not the first time when VMware has suggested its interest towards telco NFV. 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.