Red Hat announced that Alcatel-Lucent will deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
NFV solutions use virtualization technology to consolidate several network equipment types on industry-standard high volume servers, switches, and storage.
Red Hat will be part of Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand NFV platform, which offers a new way to design, deploy and manage networking services, supporting a flexible network infrastructure needed to move complex applications and services to the cloud.
Alcatel-Lucent specifically chose Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for use in managing CloudBand Nodes, the turn-key, all-in-one compute, storage and network node system that interfaces with the CloudBand Management System, along with any other OpenStack-enabled nodes.
Additionally, Red Hat was selected for its ability to enable faster, open innovation through contribution in new upstream OpenStack projects. This collaboration is a product of Alcatel-Lucent’s successful CloudBand Ecosystem Program and Red Hat’s ISV Partner Program in which Alcatel-Lucent holds Premier status.