Nokia Networks has joined the Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Gold member, to build an OCP variant of the Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution. OCP, an open source hardware consortium launched by Facebook a couple of years ago has since became a major force in the hardware industry.
The Finnish telecom vendor aims to enhance its comprehensive portfolio offering modular and flexible cloud architectures and delivering low latency and telco-grade reliability for all types of workloads. The Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution launched in June 2015 gives operators the ability to host these core services, as well as future-proof them for more demanding applications. Nokia said that it will work with the OCP Foundation to support the full range of Nokia Networks' own Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), as well as third-party VNFs.