“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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