GigaSpaces gives a TOSCA about VMware

VMWare and GigaSpaces have announced a new partnership focused on open standards-based orchestration for NFV applications.

More specifically, GigaSpaces open-source TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) proposition Cloudify, will support VMware’s vCloud NFV offering as it strives towards expanding its role in the Telco Cloud subsector. The key message throughout the majority of VMWare’s marketing messages has been cost reduction and increased agility through service delivery platform virtualization, and this will continue with the new GigaSpaces collaboration.

The pair claim when the two propositions are used together, customers can automate lifecycle management of critical network functions and services, through VNF deployment, to improve the efficiency of resources. GigaSpaces will be developing a VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack as part of the collaboration.

“VMware is playing a central role in the evolution and adoption of NFV by communications service providers,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, VP Telco NFV Group at VMware. “We are pleased to see our relationship with GigaSpaces leading to robust open source orchestration solutions that offer our mutual customers choice in NFV foundational technologies.”

“GigaSpaces and VMware see the value to customers in an open, standards-based framework for orchestration that gives customers control and agility as they move to the cloud with NFV,” said Zeev Bikowsky, CEO at GigaSpaces. “Our collaboration will further support our ongoing efforts in the development of open source NFV/MANO orchestration based on TOSCA.”

Cloudify with vCloud NFV was featured in the VMware NFV Hands-On-Lab at VMworld US 2016, and will also be featured during the European edition of the show next week in Barcelona.

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