Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu has entered into a three year partnership with Ericsson to drive cloud and network virtualization innovation. Both companies will work together to support industry requirements around OPNFV and IT cloud. Working together, Ericsson and Canonical plan to align engineering, product, and go-to-market efforts to drive the adoption of OPNFV and OpenStack based cloud technologies broadly across both telecommunication providers, where support for NFV implementations is critical, and large enterprises that are seeking to deploy the latest cloud and virtualization technologies.
- Under the terms of the partnership, Ericsson will deploy Ubuntu as the host OS for Ericsson’s Cloud System platform. Ubuntu's Server OS will underpin Ericsson’s offering for its telecommunications network, internal data center and cloud computing customers, giving customers the choice and flexibility they have been waiting for, and assisting the global adoption of OpenStack-based cloud technologies.
According to Ericsson, the partnership will enable them to meet these goals while helping customers bring exciting new services to market more quickly. The alliance will help both telco’s and IT enterprise data centers embrace cloud computing with a high performing open source solution.