Alcatel-Lucent Embraces OpenStack, as Network Function Virtualization Efforts Expand

A key part of the overall solution is Alcatel-Lucent’s Cloudband technology which is the company’s NFV platform that provides the server, storage and networking infrastructure with the Cloudband Node. Cloudband also includes management and orchestration functionality to deploy and manage network functions deployed on the infrastructure.

Gulyani said that Alcatel-Lucent is using Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform to provide compute resource management on the Cloudband nodes – essentially to create and manage virtual machines on the servers.