Sandvine Virtual Series Provides Operators with Leading Use Case for NFV
Waterloo, ON; July 8, 2014 – Sandvine (TSX: SVC), a leading provider of intelligent broadband and network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that the Sandvine Virtual Series, the fully virtualized version of the Sandvine platform, is currently being used by multiple leading communications service providers (CSPs) around the globe in order to develop, test and deploy their virtualization strategies.
“Many operators are currently determining their virtualization strategy, and we are pleased to provide them with valuable guidance and to be shipping products that will help to turn the promise of virtualization into a successful reality,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.
The Sandvine Virtual Series enables CSPs to enjoy all the features of the traditional Sandvine platform while benefiting from the elasticity and efficiency of running virtual machines on commercial off-the-shelf hardware (COTS).
The Sandvine Virtual Series also provides hassle-free integration with standard SDN and NFV architectures:
- Fully virtualized and interoperable with OpenStack™
- Proven integration with industry leading virtual platforms, including Juniper’s Contrail™
- Partnerships and program membership with other leading companies, including: Intel™ Network Builders, Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™, Red Hat OpenStack Marketplace, and Dell
Sandvine’s work with leading operators underscores the importance of turning real technology and thought leadership into action. Sandvine is the only network policy control vendor that can claim a number of firsts, including:
- First to express a position on SDN and NFV
- First to provide a demonstration of virtualized network policy control in action
- First to complete virtualization of its entire platform
- First to power a commercial offering (at ClearSky Technologies)
“Sandvine’s NFV and SDN initiatives are a key area of focus and a natural extension of our product capabilities,” said Dave Caputo, CEO, Sandvine. “Our research and development investments over the years have established us as the both the technology and market leader in our field. Those investments are why operators continue to choose Sandvine as they explore the transition to a virtualized environment.”
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine’s Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine’s networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes. Sandvine’s products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.
Sandvine’s network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.
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