HP Collaborates with Telstra and Other Companies, Declares a PoC for Open NFV Solution

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FREMONT, CA: To develop a proof of concept (PoC) for a multi-vendor network function virtualization (NFV) solution, HP has partnered with Telstra, F5 Networks and Nuage Networks. The PoC is based on HP’s OpenNFV platform- a collection of software and services.

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a network architecture concept that uses the technologies of IT virtualization to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may connect to create communication services.

Open to equipment providers, software vendors and system integrators, HP’s OpenNFV virtualization framework offers an end-to-end networking service and allows telcos to choose between the vendors and components on offer that are most appropriate for their needs.

“By working with HP OpenNFV ecosystem partners, such as F5 Networks, Nuage Networks and Telstra, our open platform approach supports the multi-vendor environment communication service providers require, helping them progress from proof of concept to implementation,” says Werner Schaefer, VP of NFV, HP.

According to the officials of the companies, they are going to showcase PoC at ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), which includes the integration of F5’s Big IP networking technologies with HP’s NFV Director and Helion CloudSystem for complete life cycle management of virtualized network functions (VNFs), including instantiation, provision, orchestration and service assurances.

Likewise, to ensure virtualized services are directed through the right traffic paths, F5’s VNF’s will integrate with Nuage’s Virtual Services platform. It also explains how NFV and SDN technologies work together to help carriers more quickly spin to services for their customers.