Carrier demand for deployment flexibility of cloud-based functions is bringing forward a new generation of products. These are modular hardware units with open source software integrations – from edge core (cRAN and mCORD) use cases to massively scaleable open cloud solutions – that help operators distribute and manage applications in different locations.
“We want operators to have a whitebox solution that can natively integrate key software solutions on the market, notably OpenStack, Kubernetes and Docker.”
This video outlines the challenges operators face in terms of the costs of NFVi cloud management software. It discusses the requirement for hardware solutions that can natively integrate key software solutions on the market, such as OpenStack, Kubernetes and Docker.
For more on Kontron’s approach to open source integration with modular hardware platforms, read “Going Open”, in the latest issue of TMN Quarterly.