Barcelona, Germany — February 28, 2017. Inspur announced the first carrier-grade rack scale Virtualized Network Function (NFV) solution with China Telecom and Intel at Mobile World Congress 2017. Based on the OpenStack open source platform, the solution implements (VNF) lifecycle management using X86 infrastructure and virtual computing, storage and networking technology. It conforms to the NFV standards of ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute), and provides agility, speed, reliability, and stability for communications service providers (CSP).
In recent years, Verizon and AT&T in the United States, Japan’s NTT, Deutsche Telekom and other major carriers throughout the world have announced a number of new network reconfiguration plans, stressing the need to use the latest Software-defined Networking (SDN) and NFV technologies to build the next-generation network infrastructure, and have achieved initial results.
Dr. Ou Liang, Director of China Telecom Guangzhou Research Institute NFV technology, said “China Telecom, Inspur and Intel teamed up to develop a hype-scale NFV infrastructure (China Telecom NFVI Rack 1.0), which leverage Open Source technology and is the carrier’s first self-designed hype-scale NFV Rack, and the first time exhibiting in an industry show. This joint partnership has achieved a key milestone in network reconstruction and providing reliable carrier-grade infrastructure for all types of telecom cloud.
Leijun Hu, Vice President of Inspur Group said “the NFV is network reconstructed by Computing, is the main way to achieve ICT integration. As a computing platform solutions, provider, Inspur has a clear competitive edge in the computing filed, with rich experience and proven solutions in cloud computing, data centers and high availability. While traditional telecom suppliers have a strong understanding of user demands, Inspur has already established strong partnerships with Nokia, Siemens, Cisco and other industry leaders. Inspur’s leading computing technology and partners’ programs provide telecom customers with an integrated NFV solutions. As a Gold member of the OpenStack organization and the Platinum member of OCP, Inspur is committed to Open Platform and Open Source, and will actively participate in the global NFV open source projects and collaborate with industry partners to accelerate the NFV networking industry.”
Inspur focuses on providing the leading data center and cloud computing products and solutions, and is the largest server vendor for Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. Inspur’s Rack Scale server SR shipments has accumulated more than 100,000 nodes, exceeding 70% market share in China. The trend of integration of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Data Center virtualization in the telecom networks is becoming more and more clear. With Inspur OpenStack carrier-grade NFV solution as a foundation, and vast IT and cloud expertise, and carrier-grade capabilities will ease Communications Service Providers’ (CSP) transition to the new business of the network.