HP unveiled the OpenNFV initiative at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The company has established an NFV business unit, including OpenNFV labs, to develop network virtualization technologies for carriers and launched an extensive partnering effort to support NFV applications and services.
HP Challenges Cisco With Network Virtualization Technology
Hewlett-Packard this week unveiled its HP OpenNFV reference architecture aimed at moving telco service providers to industry-standard hardware with a potential savings of 35 percent to 50 percent. HP has been competing hard against Cisco in the networking business lately and OpenNFV likely will intensify that.