NEC to set up Open Source Software Technology Centre in India

NEW DELHI: NEC Corporation and NEC Technologies India Private Limited (NTI) declared the establishment of the “OSS Technology Centre,” an organization specializing in technical support related to the use of open source software (OSS).

The new organization begins operations with approximately 50 staff based out of NTI, including of experienced OSS engineers who are experts in OSS solution architecture, as well as essential software development and support capabilities. The OSS Technology Centre focuses to strengthen the organizational structure for supporting global enterprises in building systems based on OSS, to reinforce collaboration with international OSS vendors and to give rapid technical support to users who construct systems operated globally using OSS.

In addition, OSS will actively carry out the development of new network functions related to Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and application platform functions, like container and Platform as a Service (PaaS), all are the part of the OSS Technology Centre’s OpenStack-based development activities, moreover to its contributions to making source codes openly available by providing them to the OSS community.

In these days, the need for enterprises to capitalize on OSS, particularly OpenStack, in cloud computing, big data computing, and SDN/NFV, has become increasingly pronounced. Also, in terms of next-generation ICT technologies, there are heightened expectations towards OSS applications in areas related to Systems of Engagement (SoE) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“NEC and NTI will leverage the newly established OSS Technology Centre to provide rapid support to users carrying out the construction of OSS-based systems on a global scale,” stated Nobuhiko Kishinoue, General Manager of Cloud Platform Division, NEC Corporation.