OpenStack—Preferred Platform for NFV—is Everywhere at Mobile World Congress

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Today the OpenStack Foundation announced considerable momentum for going mobile with OpenStack as evidenced by the groundswell of users and ecosystem members participating in Mobile World Congress (MWC), February 27 – March 2, in Barcelona, Spain.

The large number of Communication Service Providers (CSPs), financial services, retail and automotive users of OpenStack speaking and exhibiting at MWC validate the recent survey results by Heavy Reading, which shows that 86 percent telecom respondents consider OpenStack essential or important to their success, and 99 percent are using, testing or considering OpenStack for their network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments. IoT and 5G round out the most popular telecom use cases for OpenStack.

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CSPs are one of the fastest growth sectors for OpenStack deployments. Global communication companies are choosing OpenStack for virtualized networks services for its programmable infrastructure, which offers flexibility, scalability and resiliency as well as cost savings, both on installation and management. Telecoms, open source projects and vendors alike are taking advantage of OpenStack’s capability to run containers, bare metal and virtual machines on a common infrastructure and set of open APIs. Leading-edge CSPs are containerizing control planes, and VNF providers are using cloud-native technologies to deliver their functions in containers or virtual machines.

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