Ericsson Partners Ubuntu to Drive OPNFV & OpenStack Based Cloud Technologies for CSPs

Ericsson Partners Ubuntu to Drive OPNFV & OpenStack Based Cloud Technologies for CSPs Image Credit: Ericsson

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. 

Magnus Furustam, Vice President & Head of Product Area Cloud Systems, Ericsson 
Cloud Platforms for the network have to be secure, resilient, robust and high performing. Partnering with Canonical for carrier-grade operating systems provides an opportunity for innovation to meet stringent telecom requirements in these areas.

John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, Canonical
Ericsson’s experience in telecommunications and enterprise means we can innovate together around the next generation of cloud solutions for the network. Companies are struggling to automate, reuse and simplify the deployment of applications and services on clouds, our Partnership with Ericsson will work to help customers overcome these challenges. Ericsson is a critical partner to help bring Ubuntu, cloud and NFV solutions to both our customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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