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OpenNFV Partner Spotlight - GENBAND & HP: Working together to deliver the true power of NFV

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Author: Sanjay Bhatia Director of Marketing Strategy, GENBANDGENBAND_Logo_2012_new_rings.png

 

Last year we were extremely excited to join the HP OpenNFV Program as a technology partner. The HP OpenNFV Program is designed to help the telecommunications industry accelerate innovation and launch services more efficiently and cost-effectively through virtualization of telecommunications core networks and network functions. As a technology partner, we collaborate closely with HP on innovation, integration and support for the HP OpenNFV infrastructure stack based on recommendations from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) NFV Industry Specification Groups (ISG).

 

The HP approach to NFV is built around adherence to openness and standards. A key benefit of this methodology is the ability to enable other ecosystem vendors to introduce new innovations on top of the HP OpenNFV platform. This allows telecommunications providers to choose different components from the vendors that best meet their needs.

 

GENBAND brings NFV solutions to the HP OpenNFV Program that span our comprehensive product and solutions portfolio for real time communications solutions. Comprised of multiple, high-performance Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) including Session Border ControllersIntelligent MessagingWebRTC Gateway, Session Control and Applications Server solutions, and an intelligent VNF Management framework, we provide seamless interworking into broader NFV infrastructures and partner ecosystem environments.

 

Additionally, our solutions, which support the key elasticity, scalability and orchestration tenets for cloud and virtualized environments as specified by ETSI, will provide support for technology included in the HP OpenNFV architecture. As a technology partner, our NFV solutions will be part of the technology providing innovation at HP OpenNFV Labs located in Fort Collins, CO; Houston, TX; Grenoble, France; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Seoul, South Korea.

 

Our collaboration with HP and the OpenNFV Program has been a great experience for GENBAND and we are making significant progress in bringing about true NFV solutions. We had the opportunity to showcase our NFV solutions and capabilities at the HP ISV Showcase at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. The reaction from conference attendees was overwhelmingly positive.

 

Additionally, we will have some exciting news to share on our integration efforts with HP’s carrier grade OpenNFV platform in the coming weeks. The integrated GENBAND/HP solution will be on display at Perspectives15 our annual customer and partner summit, taking place May 17 -21 at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes Orlando.

 

We are extremely pleased that HP’s Vice President of Network Functions Virtualization, Werner Schaefer, is one of the featured keynote speakers at Perspectives15.

 

I look forward to sharing more news on the GENBAND/HP collaboration front with you in the coming weeks.

 

- Sanjay Bhatia

 

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