HP introduces hardware, software platform to speed deployment of NFV
May 5, 2015
HP is touting its new NFV System, a pre-integrated network functions virtualization platform designed to enable communication service providers to accelerate production NFV deployments.
HP has been a leader in NFV, and while it's a relatively new concept for some service providers, HP wants the world to know that its expertise goes back years. "No one is arguing about whether or not NFV will happen," Sarwar Raza, vice president of product management for HP's NFV business toldFierceWirelessTech. "It's happening."
It just so happens that HP would like to hasten NFV's deployment. The HP NFV System actually includes the HP NFV Starter Kit, an all-in-one kit comprised of compute nodes with carrier-grade performance and more; the HP NFV Compute Kit, which includes server nodes that run virtual network functions (VNF) workloads; and the HP NFV Control Kit, which consists of HP Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade virtual infrastructure management (VIM) software and physical infrastructure management software, among other things.