Nokia Networks and Red Hat have extended their collaboration to enable mobile operators to create a more efficient and flexible telco cloud infrastructure.
The agreement bundles Nokia Networks’ carrier-grade virtualized core applications and cloud application management products with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
This latest collaboration enables efficient operation of the Nokia virtualized core network functions and management systems on top of Red Hat’s OpenStack technology, with commercial joint solutions expected to be available in early 2015.
Nokia Networks’ approach is to ensure the independence of its Liquid Core application suite from underlying hardware, cloud stack and SDN software. The collaboration with Red Hat enhances its ecosystem of cloud infrastructure partners, giving operators a wide choice of solutions to best fit their telco cloud strategy.
The telco cloud has the potential to revolutionize the way operators run their networks and launch new services. By investing in such technologies, operators can gain the flexibility, agility, scalability and operational efficiency they need to be successful.
In addition, their infrastructure will be able to bring new services to market rapidly, using the network datacenter locations of their choice.