Lenovo Expands Commitment to Open Source

Expanding its commitment to open source communities and the development of Telco-focused solutions, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) has announced a new version of its open source platform, Open Platform @ Lenovo (OP@L), and the opening of an advanced cloud technology center, the company said.

Building on these initiatives, the company pledged to continue developing powerful integrated solutions that provide the backbone for rich mobile content, 5G networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) workloads.

The company also reinforced its commitment to help clients in this sector build out next-generation data centers, using open source technologies, to address the growing demand for agile, cost-effective, and flexible architectures.

Since joining several open source organizations and forums over the past two years, Lenovo has significantly increased its presence and contributions in these communities. The company´s commitment to open standards across its data center solutions portfolio is a critical element in addressing the challenges of the IoT space and the exponential growth in today´s Internet connections. These moves underscore its commitment that these challenges can only be addressed by leveraging the open source communities and open standards.

First announced at last year´s Red Hat Summit 2016, the company also unveiled the latest iteration of its OP@L OCP-based infrastructure, powered by Red Hat´s software stack, for Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

Network Function Virtualization is an emerging cloud architecture that virtualizes network services that are now being carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware. Leveraging OP@L, Lenovo plans to advance open NFV architectures that can be customized and highly secured to address the demanding needs of today´s service providers.

This emerging architecture is designed to decrease the latency and cost needed to launch and operate 5G network services and improve throughput for telco/NFV workloads.

The integration of Red Hat´s NFV solution with Lenovo´s OP@L is the latest development in an expanding strategic collaboration, between the companies, to develop and deliver open, robust and flexible solutions for service provider clients, as well as those in other industries.

Lenovo (OTC: LNVGY) is a USD 45bn global company that provides consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology.