Just how seriously are telcos – and the longstanding established telecoms vendors – taking open source, and are we yet at a stage where open networking has become the “new norm” or are they still debating the merits of open source-based strategies? Red Hat's Darrell Jordan-Smith advises that they should look at a common NFVi platform and recognise that software-defined components will be critical in terms of new services. Service Providers should work with their traditional network equipment suppliers to make the change, minimise risk and move rapidly to market.
Filmed at: Open Networking Summit, Los Angeles, California
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