Kaloom, an emerging leader in the automated data center networking software market, together with Linux Foundation, announced the availability of a Virtual Central Office (VCO) 3.0 lab in Montreal.
Designed for multi-vendor Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments at the distributed cloud edge, it offers a unified Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform application infrastructure for Virtual Network Functions/Cloud Native Network Functions (VNF/CNF) vendors to test their applications.
VCO is a solution for multi-vendor NFV deployments in the traditional telco central office and at the distributed cloud edge, said Kaloom. The solution is designed to be used for residential, enterprise and mobile VCO services by telcos and enterprises.
The VCO 3.0 initiative, currently under development, defines a cloud native multi-vendor Central Office with an initial focus on mobile services with a lab setup designed for both virtual machine based VNFs and cloud native container-based CNFs in a full 5G architecture.
Laurent Marchand, CEO, Kaloom
We believe that automation, unified VNF/CNF, programmability and network slicing will disrupt the way service providers deploy and manage cloud edge data centers, and we are very excited to demonstrate these capabilities with the community in the VCO 3.0 lab in Montreal.
Heather Kirksey, VP, Community and Ecosystem Development, the Linux Foundation
We are very pleased to help launch the VCO 3.0 lab in Montreal together with our members. This enables us to bring the open networking community closer together with multiple vendors to test VNFs and CNFs in containers for different 5G, cloud native and edge use cases, and demos.