OpenStack for NFV

Carrier-grade infrastructure for your VNFs

Through Charmed OpenStack, you can have an OpenStack distribution that’s deployable, maintainable and upgradable economically. This is achieved by putting full automation around OpenStack deployments and exposed deployment operations.

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Total bottom-up automation

Fully automated OpenStack deployment and operations

From bare metal to cloud control plane, Charmed OpenStack uses automation everywhere.

Save time and money by moving to the only OpenStack platform on the market that uses model-driven operations.

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Engineered for best price-performance

Designed to be economical in every way

Smart operations, optimal architecture, better pricing.

All of this to ensure TCO reduction of your cloud, while expanding your budget for innovation.

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Product interoperability

Servers, SDN controllers, storage platforms and more

We partner with leading semiconductor companies, hardware vendors, network equipment providers and open source communities to ensure the best breadth of technology choices.

All of that to design the optimal architecture and ensure the best price-performance all of the time.

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100 Gbps OpenStack

For telcos, for HPC, for AI/ML

All necessary performance extensions for running NFVI/VIM and other advanced cloud architectures:

  • OVS hardware offloading
  • SR-IOV
  • DPDK
  • CPU pinning
  • NUMA topology
  • Hugepages
  • PCI passthrough
  • GPU passthrough

Extendable containers layer

Run both containers and VMs on the same platform

Extend your cloud with a Kubernetes layer running on top of it and benefit from a unified approach to both containers and legacy workloads management.

The entire stack is supported under the same subscription.


Secure, compliant, hardened

10 years of support

Canonical provides up to ten years of security updates for Charmed OpenStack under the UA-I subscription for customers who value stability above all else. Moreover, the support package includes various EU and US regulatory compliance options. Additional hardening tools and benchmarks ensure the highest level of security.

Trusted by leading service providers, globally

Innovate in telecommunications with Canonical

The experts in open source operations, from cloud to devices are waiting to help you on your journey.

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