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Open Source - Open Collaboration – Open Communications - OpenNFV



The telecommunications industry, in particular Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are facing challenges providing new innovative services, turning customer behavior into actionable intelligence, and managing increased traffic patterns. These challenges are forcing the need for the three As- agility, availability and adaptability.  One of the most commonly discussed tools to enable the three As is the use of Open Source technologies.  Open Source in itself bring challenges of multivendor integration, security and performance.  These challenges highlight the need to have open communications, open collaboration and open debates - a way to collectively move industry forward in faster pace.

Openness had varied meanings but they all converge to one:  leverage the power of community for collaborative development. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) active participation in open source communities/projects – OPNFV, Open Daylight and Open Stack noticeably indicates HPE as one of the influential leaders to help overcome these challenges.

At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona HPE re-opened the forum of conversation to address prevalent challenges in deploying Open Source technologies into large commercial telecom networks.  Next generation technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN),  Network Functions Virtualizations, (NFV) and cloud computing were key highlights for this year. Within these trending conversations, there was a core focus on the challenges operators face when integrating Open Source components to their NFV deployments.

HPE and our strategic partner Intel co-hosted a super panel discussion to understand challenges faced by operators in deploying Open Source technologies.

Key highlights from the panel discussion by industry experts Telefonica’s Francisco Javier Ramon Salguero, AT&T’s Sorabh Saxena, Red Hat’s Chris Wright and Chris Lewis, Analyst and Founder Lewis Insight included:

  • Collaborate and share learnings on challenges identified and mitigation mechanisms
  • Open Source - a synonym to “EFFICIENCY”, avoid duplication in efforts
  • Equipment & software vendors committed to Open Source community/projects can help achieve capability, expertise and experience to curate mature solutions and scale it out

The time is now to hop on the Open Source train - let’s contribute, collaborate and bring next generation technologies to the masses!

Catch a replay of the live panel discussion:

Learn more at our HPE OpenNFV website, and follow us on Twitter at @HPE_NFV and @HPE_CSP.

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