Deploy open, standards-based, carrier grade NFV solutions
The HP OpenNFV Reference Architecture is a blueprint for how NFV components can be combined to create robust NFV solution suites. Using the European Telecom Standards Institute (ETSI) reference architecture as a starting point, it includes processors, cache, operating systems, storage, networking, switching, hypervisors, middleware, management systems, orchestration, applications, and other components optimized for NFV processing.
The reference architecture is scalable, ranging from a base design to extreme performance configurations that can accommodate even the largest CSP network traffic volumes. HP can provide all of these building blocks or selected subsystems and components according to your requirements. This gives you the freedom to build an NFV solution to meet your needs—without vendor lock-in.
One of the critical elements for delivering network agility for NFV is a carrier grade software-defined networking (SDN) architecture. HP’s OpenNFV program supports multiple SDN controller technologies, and for those CSPs looking for an open source approach, HP has embraced the OpenDaylight project. To fast-track its development, HP is significantly increasing its commitment to OpenDaylight SDN with HP ConteXtream (acquired in May). HP ConteXtream provides the foundation for a programmable network fabric to accelerate service deployment, facilitate unconstrained mobility, and maximize compute efficiency for carriers. The HP ConteXtream SDN controller platform complements HP OpenNFV solutions and is well aligned with NFV’s evolution as an open architecture.
HP and Wind River are joining forces to provide carrier grade solutions in support of HP’s OpenNFV program. With HP’s leadership in OpenStack combined with Wind River’s carrier grade Linux and related capabilities HP will be able to provide CSPs the industry’s most reliable, fully-integrated and tested carrier grade NFV solution. These carrier grade capabilities, will be available with a future version of HP Helion OpenStack so current Helion OpenStack customers will be able to easily upgrade and integrate them into their NFV environment. With this new capability we will be able to dramatically accelerate CSPs' journey to NFV, by giving them confidence that their NFV platform will be fully telecom-ready.