During the past decade, open source development has become more and more relevant – regardless of which part of the high-tech industry is scrutinized – and that has resulted in more open source components being added to both enterprise IT and telecom products, including the development of open source cloud platforms.
In parallel with this tendency, the emerging presence of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) has been moving the industry towards network and application virtualization. Because the latest trends in virtualization pushed several parts of the IT world onto cloud-based platforms, following this pattern became a logical move and next step for telecom applications as well.
To read more about how Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform for accelerating the introduction of new NFV products and services, works together with OpenStack, helping to make it an open source cloud platform, please read my post on the Journey to NFV blog: OpenStack and NFV – agile networks and open source code
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