While vendors are proclaiming the death of OpenStack, their customers seems to be doing just fine
Open source, open hardware, whitebox
As featured at the 2017 OpenStack Summit, Verizon’s uCPE portfolio ranges in size from solutions suitable for small retail sites up to large datacenter deployments and leverages commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware using a globally distributed open source architecture. This enables enterprises to deploy global services with Verizon’s leading application library quickly and easily.
and using OpenStack as a platform to build customer services:
Using a combination of COTS hardware over a massively distributed deployment of OpenStack allows customers to decouple hardware from software and frees them from proprietary hardware. This flexibility helps control costs, simplifies physical network architectures, and gives customers the independence to pick the right mix of hardware and applications.
Why This Matters
- OpenStack is a huge undertaking and its starting to show results in surprising places. Big IT vendors seem unable to take a long view and dropped out leaving customers to build solutions.
- If Verizon can get this to work (and no guarantees they can), this will disrupt the Service Provider CPE segment substantially. Vendors must be scrambling to find answers to the death of on-premises CPE routers.
Verizon unlocks the power of open source and virtualization with the addition of new whitebox : http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-unlocks-the-power-of-open-source-and-virtualization-with-the-addition-of-new-whitebox-options-to-its-universal-cpe-offer-300453440.html