Red Hat and Ericsson to deliver open source solutions

The collaboration will focus on NFV infrastructure, OpenStack, SDN, SDI and containers

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Red Hat and Ericsson to deliver open source solutions Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 24, 2016

Red Hat and Ericsson have announced a broad alliance to supple open source and production-ready cloud infrastructure, spanning OpenStack software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI).

The companies are expanding the collaboration to focus on NFV infrastructure (NFVi), OpenStack, SDN, SDI and containers and help define the next generation of modern technology for the communications industry.

These include, upstream collaboration which is an approach towards collaboration across open source projects and communities, solution certification and new joint offerings where Red Hat and Ericsson are collaborating on hardware and software roadmaps, aimed at developing new joint offerings for NFV infrastructure, SDN and SDI.

Also customers looking to evolve their businesses in NFV, IT and data centre modernisation can benefit from Red Hat's consulting and training in open source and emerging technology enablement, and Ericsson's knowledge in end-to-end consulting, systems integration, managed services, and support services.

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat, said: "Red Hat believes that the future of the communications industry will be defined by modern architectures and open source solutions spanning the hybrid cloud, containers, software-defined infrastructure and NFV. Ericsson shares that belief, and together we can bring the communications industry into the future with open, more secure and highly scalable solutions that enable customers to transform their businesses and deliver on the promise of IoT, 5G and more."

Jason Hoffman, head of Product Area Cloud Infrastructure, Ericsson, added: "The future is open and software defined. Combining Red Hat, the world's leading open source provider, with Ericsson, the world's leader in NFV telecom transformation, creates customer speed and choice while enabling customers to confidently embrace open source. Our job is to enable our customers to grow faster in rapidly changing times. This alliance drives exactly this."

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