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What are the main motivators for CSPs to embrace open source, and how does OpenStack fit into a multi-cloud and increasingly cloud native architecture? A recent survey from TelecomTV of CSPs found that avoidance of vendor lock-in and decreasing time to market were amongst the main reasons for embracing open source. A comprehensive 91 per cent of CSPs said they are either already using OpenStack or plan to deploy it in the near future. However, a majority felt that working with the open source community is easier for the Tier One operators than it is for the smaller tier two and threes, and almost three-quarters felt there were simply too many open source projects. Given these findings, how should CSPs work with open source and OpenStack in particular? Two of the leading CSPs in North America join the panel to discuss their experiences and give advice to others.
- Allwyn Sequiera, SVP & GM, Hybrid Cloud Services and Telco NFV Products, VMware
- Amy Wheelus, VP Network Cloud, AT&T
- Beth Cohen, NFV/SDN Network Product Strategy, Verizon
- John Antonio, Chief Strategy Officer, IDX
Filmed at OpenStack Summit 2018, Berlin, Germany
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