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Lenovo aims to help telcos build next-gen data centre through open source

Adrian M. Reodique | July 21, 2016
Launches Open Platform@Lenovo (OP@L) which aims to develop integrated solutions for telecommunications industry to help them build next-generation data centre using open source.

Lenovo has launched Open Platform@Lenovo (OP@L) which aims to develop integrated solutions for the telecommunications industry to help them build next-generation data centre using open source.

"We understand how important Open standards and integrated operability will be for data centres to support 5G and IoT. Our telco customers are on the cutting edge of this major industry disruption, and Lenovo is committed to delivering Open Platform@Lenovo and working with industry-leading partners to provide the foundation for next-generation data centres," said Philippe Davy, Vice President for Global Telco of Lenovo, in a press release.

OP@L will be powered by Red Hat's stack for network function virtualisation (NFV) and run on its infrastructure. NFV is an emerging cloud architecture for telcos that use IT virtualisation technologies adopted in mainstream data centres.

Lenovo also plans to work with Red Hat to develop a certified solution stack based on Red Hat's NFV Platform and built on its OpenStack Platform.

"We welcome Lenovo's expanded participation in the open source community and are excited about our growing relationship around NFV and Telco.  We look forward to working within the new Lenovo Open Platform@Lenovo (OP@L) framework to deliver the certified solutions that help Telco customers modernise their infrastructures, embrace new technologies, and deliver new services to their customers," said Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President for Telco of Red Hat.

Meanwhile, Lenovo joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) project to advance its plans for the telco sector. OPNFV is an integrated Open Source platform that spawns advanced solutions and services using NFV.

"I'm delighted to welcome Lenovo as the newest Platinum member of OPNFV.  Joining the project is a true testament of Lenovo's commitment to open standards and working collaboratively to develop a more robust NFV Infrastructure for the industry as a whole," said Heather Kirskey, Director of OPNFV.

As a platinum member, Lenovo will hold seats on the Board and Technical Steering Committee of OPNFV project. 

 

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