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OpenNFV’s Commitment to Support CSPs: Executive Interview on the HP and Wind River Partnership


Announced at the OpenStack Summit held a few weeks ago in Paris, the HP Helion and Wind River partnership reminded the CSP community of the shared commitment to deliver carrier-grade solutions.  To enable delivery of new services while reducing Capex/Opex, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are looking to move away from monolithic hardware to cloud infrastructure.


“As the CSPs are looking around, they’re trying to break away from locked in, expensive, proprietary solutions,” notes Saar Gillai, SVP and COO, HP Cloud, and GM NFV during an interview with Lisa Marie. “But they also want carrier grade capabilities. And that’s where OpenStack, which is their platform of choice, and the HP-Wind River partnership come into play. HP has unequalled expertise in OpenStack and WindRiver has a lot of experience in providing carrier grade Linux and KVM. So putting those two together allows us to provide a carrier grade solution to the carriers that lets them leverage OpenStack for their NFV platform.”  Mr. Gillai continues to explain, “There were a lot of communication service providers at the Summit, and as we discussed our partnership with them, they actually thought it was a game-changing thing. The reason for that is that they’ve been waiting for someone to step up and say, ‘I’m going to give you carrier grade.’ All of them use Wind River, and so seeing HP and Wind River come together in that partnership – the leader in OpenStack, the leader in carrier grade Linux – they’re really excited about that.”


Please see the full interview on YouTube, here.

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Tiffany Alvano works for HP in the NFV Business Unit and helps drive the overall marketing strategy. Tiffany is a social media professional and has been blogging since the start of NFV.

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