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Huawei and Red Hat form partnership for cloud solutions

Zafar Anjum | Dec. 9, 2014
Companies announce collaboration on OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization

Huawei and Red Hat have announced a new global partnership to enable OpenStack based cloud deployments.

In a statement, the Chinese ICT giant said that Huawei and Red Hat, the open source leader, aim to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) required by Communication Service Providers (CSPs) through this partnership.

As part of this initiative, Huawei and Red Hat plan to integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Huawei's FusionSphere Cloud OS at the management layer to offer a unified open, flexible, and production-ready cloud solution to support telecommunication carriers' NFV evolution. Working together, Huawei and Red Hat plan to align upstream contributions, engineering, product, and go-to-market efforts to drive the adoption of OpenStack for NFV implementations by CSPs, Huawei said in its statement on December 5.

Huawei and Red Hat will work together to contribute NFV enabling features to the upstream OpenStack community and they also plan to work together to certify the joint solutions, giving CSPs confidence that the solutions will provide consistent performance and capability.

 "Huawei offers its customers a true carrier-grade OpenStack solution, and we are honored to expand our existing partnership with Red Hat to include collaboration on OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)," said Ren Zhipeng, president, Cloud Computing Product Line, Huawei. "Through open collaboration with partners like Red Hat, Huawei aims to support the business reform and transformation of the telecom industry. This partnership will focus on NFV and the development of joint solutions to foster an open, interconnected, and innovative ecosystem that supports the entire OpenStack community."

"By combining Huawei's leadership in the telecommunications industry with Red Hat's leadership in OpenStack and, more broadly, enterprise open source, we are well positioned to deliver cloud solutions that enable carriers to meet their network modernization challenges," said Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Business, Red Hat.


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