Ericsson ready for OpenStack Summit in Vancouver

Ericsson will demonstrate market-leading solutions that use OpenStack as a platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada between May 18 and 22, 2015.

OpenStack software is rapidly emerging as the de facto industry standard for cloud platforms – and the OpenStack Summit represents an ideal stage for Ericsson to demonstrate its leadership in this increasingly critical area.

Held between May 18 and May 22, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. The summit will gather OpenStack developers, users, administrators and other key stakeholders from telecoms, IT and beyond. Ericsson’s focus at the event will be on showing market-leading solutions that use OpenStack as a platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In addition, Ericsson will deliver eight tech-talks and present innovative demonstrations related to both NFV and security.

Hybrid networks are quickly becoming critical elements in the cloud landscape. As a result, Ericsson will also highlight several solutions together with Apcera that make OpenStack interoperable across multiple hybrid cloud environments. Announced in September 2014, Ericsson’s partnership with and majority investment in Apcera creates a unique opportunity to bring together Apcera’s Hybrid Cloud Operating System technology with Ericsson’s cloud offerings in OpenStack.

“Cloud technology is radically disrupting the telecom industry, and NFV solutions that use OpenStack as a platform for the virtualization of vital telecom functions have never been more relevant to our customers,” says Patric Lind, Head of Product Line IaaS and PaaS.

“Ericsson’s long-term commitment to technology innovation – together with our strategic partnerships – makes us an industry leader in this area. It is exciting to see how quickly OpenStack has become extremely relevant to the cloud community, and we look forward to participating in this high-profile summit.”

Visit Ericsson at booth S7 at the OpenStack Summit to find out more.