"OpenStack and NFV: The Convergence of IT and CT Infrastructure"
By: Shuo Yang,Haiying Wang,Dennis GU,Alexis Susset
OpenStack is winning support across the IT industry while NFV (Network Function Virtualization) has been widely endorsed by the CT (Communication Technology) industry. OpenStack will become the future IT control panel while NFV is the blueprint of future telecom infrastructure. The combination of these two fundamental changes will shape both IT and CT, transforming them into a unified ICT infrastructure. This convergence will bring openness and wide adoption, but also will impose unique challenges (performance and reliability) to build cloud platforms. Huawei, as the key CT vendor and an emerging IT player, is committed to contribute to both OpenStack and NFV, and to lead the convergence of them. In this talk, we will talk about the business opportunity, technical challenges, ecosystem and our vision and practices around the OpenStack and NFV journey.