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Dell, HP keep moving to help carriers virtualize their networks

Stephen Lawson | Oct. 15, 2014
The next frontier for virtualization and standard x86 servers is in service-provider networks, and big computing vendors are moving fast to blaze the trail there.

Dell announced a partnership with Red Hat earlier this year to develop NFV and SDN (software-defined networking) applications based on Red Hat's version of the OpenStack open-source cloud platform. That relationship continues, but Red Hat's isn't the only operating system that will be able to run on top of Dell's NFV system, said Jeffrey Baher, head of product and solutions marketing for Dell Networking.

"The goal of the platform is to be able to accept as many different combinations as possible that would sit north of this infrastructure platform offering," Baher said.

The Dell NFV platform and starter kits are available worldwide through Dell and its local sales channels.


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