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OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

Brandon Butler | April 26, 2016
Open source clouds plus network function virtualization equals Happy Telecos.

“The model (that telecommunications providers) have operated in for the last 30 years will not work for the next 10 years,” Bryce said in an interview after the keynote. “There’s a strong imperative to find an open solution to these issues.”

Eric Hanselman, research director at the 451 Group, said OpenStack clearly is a strong platform for managing virtualized network functions. “There are some shining stars in this,” he said, noting the AT&T and Verizon use cases.

But there’s a broad market, and many telecoms and end users are still using their traditional virtualization management platforms from companies like VMware to manage infrastructure as well, he said.

 

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