Ensure use of Openstack for Telco Operators as the de-facto platfrom for NFV
I am responsible for heading up Architecture within the Ericsson group (VP Architecture reporting to CTO) being responsible for the Network and Implementation architecture for all Ericsson products. I have also been heading up Ericsson Cloud Program, i.e. defining and setting the strategy around cloud for the company, including our strategic choice to base our cloud platform product upon OpenStack. Right now my focus is to ensure that we can provide an NFV (Network Function Virtualization) environment for Telco Operators, based on Openstack, that can retain and improve the carrier-grade SLA’s when our applications goes from a box-based/native deployment to a cloud based deployment model. Ericsson is today taking a lead position in transforming legacy telco applications to virtulizaed NFV applications running in an Openstack based environment. We are one of the founding members and Technical Chair in OPNFV which is a consortia (part of Linux Foundation) of Operators and vendors with the target to create a working reference solution for NFV applications based upon Openstack. I have myself, together with other industry leaders, been presenting the needs and requirements from an NFV perspective towards Openstack.
Ericsson and myself will continue to drive the work to ensure that Openstack also well adresses the new segment of NFV which is a clear extension of the market that Openstack will be possible to adress.
I am also responsible for Ericsson OpenSource strategy and have been instrumental in drving the foundation of Ericsson initiated opensource projects such as Erlang and OpenSAF where Ericsson has been the founder and major contributor of code.
I have spent my entire career within Ericsson entirely within R&D and management and have been responsible for Ericsson server and platform development (Processor, Operating System, Middleware etc) but is now part of the CTO office driving technology strategy across the company.