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SUSE Joins OPNFV Project as Platinum Member

By Rory Lidstone December 08, 2015

Provider of interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions SUSE is joining the OPNFV Project as a Platinum member in order to advance open source NFV. This brings the number of Platinum OPNFV members to 20. Current Platinum members include AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone and ZTE.

SUSE is a long-time proponent of open source software, so pledging commitment to open source NFV is a natural fit. The company brings more than 23 years of engineering expertise, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem to OPNFV. On a daily basis, SUSE leverages its experience to help their customers manage complexity, reduce cost and confidently deliver mission-critical services.

SUSE joins the OPNFV Project less than a month after the consortium presented the results of an impact study it commissioned to determine the industry’s perspectives toward OPNFV, implementation of NFV in general and how OPNFV has shaped this development. The study, conducted by Heavy Reading and presented at the first annual OPNFV summit, states that more than 86 percent of respondents feel OPNFV will play a vital role in accelerating overall NFV adoption in the industry.

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"For both enterprises and communications technology companies, software-defined networking has become a critical element of developing and delivering next-generation services," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing at SUSE. "We're excited to engage and contribute to the OPNFV project because working together as a community we will deliver a common, open source platform that will accelerate innovation and benefit all our partners and customers."

Alan Clark, director of industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source at SUSE, was chosen to join the OPNFV board of directors, likely due to his experience serving as the OpenStack chair of the board.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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