The platform will support Vodafone’s global rollout of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).
Fran Heeran, Vodafone Group’s head of Network Virtualization, said, “Openness and standards are key to our future strategy and OpenStack is an important element of our transformation program. We look forward to working with Huawei to accelerate the deployment of virtualized resources and services.”
FusionSphere cloud operating system is a focal point in Huawei’s cloud strategy. Standard OpenStack interfaces, community-enhanced features, and open access to third-party virtual network functions (VNFs) make the system well suited to telecom cloud use cases, Huawei said.
OpenStack-based FusionSphere is being widely applied to private and public clouds in various industries and the full spectrum of accompanying use cases with demonstrated success at over 400 projects worldwide.