VMware and GigaSpaces announced a collaboration to advance open, standards-based orchestration for network functions virtualization (NFV) applications. Under the terms of the collaboration, the TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)-based Cloudify platform from GigaSpaces will support the VMware vCloud NFV platform.

GigaSpaces Cloudify is an open source TOSCA -based cloud orchestration software platform. VMware vCloud NFV is a carrier-grade, production-proven NFV services delivery, operations and management platform that offers a common platform and operating model to enable multi-vendor, multi-domain services.

When used together, Cloudify with vCloud NFV can enable carriers to leverage VMware infrastructure assets, with open source TOSCA-based orchestration from GigaSpaces.

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