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HPE and Red Hat partner to build open source NFV solutions

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HPE and Red Hat partnership for open source NFV solutions

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Red Hat are working together to offer network functions virtualisation (NFV) deployment services for communication platform providers (CSPs). The planned infrastructure is designed to be completely open source.

NFV solutions by HPE will incorporate OpenStack and Ceph storage by Red Hat, whereas Red Hat is planning to productise HPE NFV System 1.4. This whole development will be a mix of hardware and software to simplify NFV deployment. Ultimately, the new offering is projected to simplify end-to-end problems like ordering, operations, deployment, lifecycle management and services.

“Red Hat and HPE share a common vision and commitment to enable a rich ecosystem of NFV solutions — our work together is aimed at easing customers’ ability to leverage the expansive options we collectively provide,” said David Sliter, vice president and general manager of communications solutions business, HPE.

HPE has a huge advantage of improving OpenStack by collaborating with Red Hat. The company plans to offer new choices to enterprise customers through the latest partnership.

Marginal growth of OpenStack

As a result of the fresh deal between HPE and Red Hat, the adoption of OpenStack will see a marginal growth in enterprise customers. Red Hat will leverage HPE’s OpenNFV Labs to validate virtual network functions (VNF). Additionally, Red Hat customers will get access to HPE VNF on-boarding services.

HPE NFV 1.4 is scheduled to launch in April. It will be debuted for HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade and Red Hat OpenStack Platform.