OpenStack board approves Platinum Membership for Ericsson

The board of directors of the OpenStack Foundation has approved Ericsson as a Platinum Member, the highest level of investment and commitment to the Foundation, the company said.

With 14 live OpenStack deployments and more than 80 customers running OpenStack globally, Ericsson is investing in OpenStack as the platform for edge computing and distributed cloud.

Ericsson is powering global telecoms´ transition to 5G networks, and OpenStack has emerged as the standard technology for these next-generation networks. Heavy Reading reports that 86 percent of global telecoms name OpenStack as important to their success, and network transformation is the primary driver.

OpenStack is the standard for private clouds and is also available as a service via dozens of public cloud providers around the world. At its core, OpenStack is an open source integration engine that provides APIs to orchestrate bare metal, virtual machine and container resources on a single network. The same OpenStack code powers a global network of public and private clouds, backed by the largest ecosystem of technology providers, to enable cost savings, control and portability.