Zooming into the switch away from Red Hat’s OpenStack platform, Nokia seems to be looking for more agility and control. The Red Hat Distro has made it very difficult to search for a footprint to operate in the edge cloud environments. This leads the company to find better veer off developments. This will add to the move for a simplified licensing process for Nokia and it’s customers. This may create one less license for the company leading the rest of the customers to bear the reputations.
In a conversation with McBride, he said that the CloudBand platform will now provide more timely maintenance and feature updates with more controlled platforms. It portrays more control over localized infrastructure security with a growing importance for geographical compliance regulations. Following the move away from Red Hat, the CloudBand update is not completely washed away from Red Hat. he says that they are still a Red Hat customer and will remain to be so.on the other hand Red Hat itself has tightened their integration with its OpenStack platform for a more container-focused OpenShift platform. As for now, the company is working with a container-based environment for providing operators with ample time to get comfortable with their working environment. This may progress towards a high edge in their cloud deployments. Later this will create the ability to add tools for working in their footprint.
The company is targeting its platform towards operators who lack the resources to tackle deployments on their own. Nokia will be supplying the CloudBand platform with a target of reaching 3.5 billion dollars of 5G contract with T-Mobile in the US.