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HP to acquire ConteXtream to accelerate NFV adoption


Author: Saar Gillai, SVP and General Manager, Communications Solutions Business


One of the critical elements for delivering network agility for NFV is a carrier-grade software-defined networking (SDN) architecture. HP’s OpenNFV program supports multiple SDN controller technologies, and for those CSPs looking for an open approach, HP has embraced the OpenDaylight project. To fast-track its development, HP is significantly increasing its commitment to OpenDaylight SDN.


Today, I’m excited to announce that HP has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based, carrier-grade SDN fabrics for NFV, and a current HP OpenNFV partner. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, ConteXtream offers solutions that allow service providers to create a more flexible and programmable network through an SDN/NFV model. ConteXtream’s open SDN controller platform complements HP’s NFV expertise and telecommunications and IT experience. 


ConteXtream’s scalable and open standards based technology delivers innovative capabilities like advanced service function chaining, and is deployed at a number of major carrier networks across the globe. ConteXtream technology connects subscribers to services, enabling carriers to leverage standard server hardware to virtualize functions and services, replacing monolithic proprietary systems.


With this acquisition, HP will increase its involvement in and contribute key ConteXtream capabilities to the OpenDaylight community and accelerate delivery of an open and standards based, carrier-grade SDN controller.


Read more about the acquisition in the HP Next post and follow us on Twitter @hpnfv.

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