China Telecom and Intel announce carrier-grade rack scale NFV

March 07, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Inspur claim to offer the first carrier-grade rack scale Virtualized Network Function (NFV) system with China Telecom and Intel.

Based on the OpenStack open source platform, the system implements (VNF) lifecycle management using X86 infrastructure and virtual computing, storage and networking technology. It conforms to the NFV standards of ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute), and provides agility, speed, reliability, and stability for communications service providers (CSP).

In recent years, Verizon and AT&T in the United States, Japan's NTT, Deutsche Telekom and other major carriers throughout the world have announced a number of new network reconfiguration plans, stressing the need to use the latest Software-defined Networking (SDN) and NFV technologies to build the next-generation network infrastructure, and have achieved initial results.

Dr. Ou Liang, Director of China Telecom Guangzhou Research Institute NFV technology, said "China Telecom, Inspur and Intel teamed up to develop a hype-scale NFV infrastructure (China Telecom NFVI Rack 1.0), which leverage Open Source technology and is the carrier's first self-designed hype-scale NFV Rack, and the first time exhibiting in an industry show. This joint partnership has achieved a key milestone in network reconstruction and providing reliable carrier-grade infrastructure for all types of telecom cloud.

Inspur focuses on providing the leading data center and cloud computing products and solutions, and is the largest server vendor for Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent.

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