Cloudify, provider of cloud-native software for automating operations for application and network services, has announced that Dr. Krish A. Prabhu, technology leader and veteran of global telecommunications industry leaders, has joined the company as a special strategic advisor, the company said.
Prabhu most recently served as president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, where he led the flagship network transformation project, driving a revolutionary approach to open Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) on a global scale and automating network operations and control functions.
This project now serves as the primary codebase for the Linux Foundation Project ONAP (Open Network Automation Project) on which Cloudify and AT&T have collaborated and are both platinum founding members. ONAP is garnering much attention in the telecommunications industry and is a contender to become the reference model for many global telecoms looking to undertake Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and NFV.
Cloudify specializes in IT operations automation technology that manages application and network services through open orchestration. The company´s Cloudify software enhances the velocity and reliability of software deployment, lifecycle management and network functions in cloud-native environments. Built and maintained by an open source community, Cloudify is used by telecoms, internet service providers, financial services firms, e-commerce companies and others for NFV operations and cloud management & orchestration.