Deploying a scalable virtualized mobile infrastructure on OpenStack: A use case

The traffic on mobile telecom networks continues to grow rapidly, driven by demand for mobile data and video content. Globally, mobile data traffic is expected to grow tenfold from 2014 to 2019, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. These networks no longer just support people, they also have to support the Internet of Things (IoT) and new applications such as virtual reality. Usage is unpredictable, so the infrastructure has to be elastic and far more scalable. Mobile operators want to be able to deliver agile, robust services that successfully meet that demand. One way to do that is to transition from the traditional, purpose-built and hardware-based mobile packet cores to open, virtualized solutions based on NFV. To get it right, operators need operator/carrier-class solutions that are scalable, manageable and cost-effective.

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Join Red Hat to create a truly open source automation solution.

It’s always exciting to take concepts and ideas and turn them into working solutions. That’s what Red Hat is doing now–with an NFV demo at this year’s OPNFV Summit in Germany. Our demo, based on ManageIQ and taking place at the Red Hat booth – B09, is a blueprint for building an open source carrier-class Cloud Management Platform (CMP), including NFV Orchestrator (NFVO) capabilities, that supports orchestration/automation of modern cloud-native applications as well as network services that require specific telco features. We are inviting solution providers and telcos to join us for this important industry initiative, which Red Hat VP and chief technologist Chris Wright is highlighting during his keynote at the summit.

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How to start a successful journey with Open Platform for NFV.

One of the key goals of NFV is to decouple network functions from dedicated and proprietary platforms so that carriers can benefit from higher efficiencies, reduced costs, and accelerated time-to-market for new services. The ability to deploy Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) on commodity hardware and open source platform enables operators to more easily use best-of-breed vendors without vendor lock-in.

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