With Four New Partners China Mobile Opens NFV Testlab, Partners with Mirantis to Promote NFV Development
May 10, 2017
By Dave Van Everen
Mirantis joins ARM, Cavium and Enea to test multiple NFV scenarios and services
OpenStack Summit, Boston – May 10, 2017 – China Mobile announced that they’ve signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UMCloud (Mirantisin China), ARM, Cavium and Enea, the third batch of companies to partner with the China Mobile Open NFV lab. These four partners will carry out a series of tests with multiple NFV typical scenarios and services.
China Mobile Open NFV Lab was established in early 2015 to provide an international and open test environment for the industry. The first of its kind in Asia, the lab has been certified by OPNFV as part of its testing infrastructure. In July 2015, China mobile signed an MoU with the first batch of 9 partners, including Huawei, Red Hat, and WindRiver. In January 2016, China Mobile signed an MoU with the second batch of 4 partners, including Ericsson and H3C. Now the lab has 17 partners, ranging from IT providers to Communication Technology companies, including chip manufacturers, hardware vendors, NFV platform vendors, virtual network function (VNF) manufacturers and test instrument manufacturers.
“Since launchingMirantis Cloud Platformjust 3 weeks ago, we have made significant announcements withVodafone,Fujitsu, and now China Mobile,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis CMO and co-founder. “Companies are rapidly ‘cloudifying’ their businesses and Telcos are in the forefront of this trend. OpenStack is making it possible.”
The lab has made big progress since its foundation; it has finished vIMS, vEPC and other tests of multi-vendors. It has also promoted the integration and testing of the OPNFV open source platform and multiple commercial NFV platforms. The test results of this lab are also output to the China Mobile NovoNet test network to carry out large-scale tests and validation.
Mirantis Managed OpenStack departs from the traditional software-centric method that revolves around licensing and support subscriptions. Instead, Mirantis is pioneering an operations-centric approach, where open infrastructure is continuously delivered with operations service level agreements (SLAs) owned by either Mirantis or the customer. Now, software updates no longer happen once every 6-12 months, but are introduced in minor increments on a weekly basis and with no down time.
Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company is a major contributor of code to many open infrastructure projects and follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. To date, Mirantis has helped over 200 enterprises build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as AT&T, Comcast, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, eBay, Wells Fargo Bank and Volkswagen. Learn more atwww.mirantis.com.
Joseph Eckert for Mirantis