Canonical scored another major telecom partnership related to its open source Ubuntu Linux platform this week, when Tele2 announced that it is moving more operations to the cloud using Canonical’s Ubuntu-based OpenStack platform.
Tele2 is a major European telecommunications provider. On Wednesday, it announced that it is migrating more of its infrastructure to the cloud by adopting OpenStack and network functions virtualization (NFV).
The company is partnering with Canonical to do that by leveraging BootStack, Canonical’s managed, Ubuntu-based OpenStack private cloud offering. Tele2 says it chose Canonical and Ubuntu because it wants to keep its services open.
The announcement is a win for Canonical, which has been working hard to make inroads in the telecommunications sector. Tele2’s endorsement of the Ubuntu-based OpenStack offering follows a similar move earlier this year by AT&T, which is also collaborating with Canonical on migrating telecommunications infrastructure to the cloud.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht