Hewlett-Packard and Nokia Networks are collaborating to develop an integrated cloud solution for telecom operators.

The two companies want to provide operators an open-source-based cloud designed to accelerate to accelerate their transition to network function virtualization deployments. The partnership will  encompass technical, services and commercial capabilities needed to deliver, maintain and operate telco clouds.

“Services are fundamental to enable the transformation that the cloud promises to operators for telco and IT applications, said Igor Leprince, executive vice-president of global services for Nokia Networks. “Working together Nokia Networks and HP can deliver the expertise and technological leadership that mobile operators need to gain the full benefits of a complete telco and IT cloud solution – and under one contract for simplicity.”

The solution the two companies are building will enable Nokia’s virtualized network functions (VNF) to run on a cloud infrastructure that integrates HP data centre hardware, hypervisor and virtual infrastructure manager based on the HP Helion OpenStack technology.

Virtualized network function management will be performed by Nokia’s Cloud Application manager.

The open standards-based Helion OpenStack enables customers to deploy cloud environments built on open source technologies. HP OpenNFV Program also provides tools and resources that operators can use to build, test and deploy NFV environments.



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