Nokia Networks Joins Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP)

Nokia Networks Joins Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP) Image Credit: Nokia Networks

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. 

Jason Taylor, President and Chairman of the OCP Board and VP of Infrastructure at Facebook
An open and collaborative approach toward building and designing data center hardware drives greater efficiencies, flexibility and scale for all. 

Henri Tervonen, Vice President, Mobile Broadband Architecture at Nokia Networks
Incorporating OCP best practice into our AirFrame Data Center Solution will deliver significant value for our customers, who are looking for leading data center design coupled with the ability to serve very demanding workloads in the most cost efficient manner.

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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