Dell, Red Hat
Dell unveiled an extended partnership with Red Hat, through which the two companies will work together to create an OpenStack-based NFV solution. The aim, according to Dell, is to create an open NFV platform that carriers can use to manage their networks directly from the data center, rather than having to buy proprietary boxes from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper or Ericsson.
Beyond that, details of the integrated Dell-Red Hat solution were light, but the companies said a launch date was set for this year. Dell, in the meantime, also said it's taking on a leadership role in CloudNFV, an industry consortium focused on driving an open, cloud-based NFV model.