Red Hat and Ericsson have announced their collaboration to leverage open source for building next-generation communication solutions. The new tie-up is aimed to deliver open source and production-ready cloud infrastructure for the ICT (information and communications technology) market.
“Red Hat believes that the future of communications industry will be defined by modern architectures and open source solutions spanning the hybrid cloud, containers, software-defined infrastructure and NFV,” said Paul Cormier, president of products and technologies, Red Hat, in a joint statement.
Red Hat’s cloud infrastructure for the ICT market will include OpenStack, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Additionally, the open source company is aiming to broaden its reach through the new alliance and build the future of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.
“The future is open and software defined. Combining Red Hat, the world’s leading open source provider, with Ericsson, the world’s leader in NFV telecom transformation, creates customer speed and choice while enabling customers to confidently embrace open source,” said Jason Hoffman, head of product area cloud infrastructure, Ericsson.
Red Hat and Ericsson both will collaboratively focus on enhancing NFVi, OpenStack, SDN, SDI and containers to develop modern technology for the communications market. The alliance is set to adopt an “upstream first” approach to work on projects such as OPNFV, OpenStack and OpenDaylight. Furthermore, the companies will together work to enable Red Hat’s certification program for applications running on Red Hat OpenStack platform.