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Wind River Welcomes HP to Titanium Cloud Partner Program for NFV

September 3, 2014

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Through the Titanium Cloud program, Wind River and HP are validating and optimizing Wind River NFV software on multiple HP servers.
  • The Titanium Cloud NFV program provides an ecosystem of optimized, interoperable standard solutions based around Wind River NFV solutions.
  • Wind River is showcasing its NFV solutions and Titanium Cloud partners during Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this month.

    ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, today announced that HP has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud partner program. Working jointly, Wind River and HP experts are validating Wind River NFV software solutions on HP ProLiant servers for applications in network functions virtualization (NFV).

    Through the Titanium Cloud program, Wind River is developing an ecosystem to ensure the availability of optimized, interoperable solutions that accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying NFV infrastructure. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select these hardware and software products knowing that they have been pre-integrated and validated with Wind River NFV solutions, and are available for deployment in live networks.

    An ideal match for next-generation telecom projects, HP ProLiant servers based on Intel® architecture possess the required attributes for NFV implementations, including extended lifecycle, NEBS, and ETSI certifications. Wind River NFV software has been validated and optimized on the HP ProLiant DL380 and DL360 servers, with the BL460c to follow.

    “Realizing a successful NFV infrastructure requires collaboration across a broad ecosystem, ensuring the availability of end-to-end solutions that integrate seamlessly to deliver virtualized services at the necessary levels of carrier grade performance and reliability,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “Through our Titanium Cloud program, we partner with leaders like HP to assist service providers in attaining their NFV objectives. Wind River’s NFV solutions are critical and powerful elements of an NFV infrastructure and by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements, service providers can easily and quickly achieve their goals such as reducing costs while introducing new high-value services.”

    “As a member of the Titanium Cloud ecosystem, HP is looking forward to collaborating with Wind River to introduce high performance NFV solutions based on HP servers that will help service providers to meet new market challenges,” said Claus Pedersen, director of telecommunication segment for the servers group at HP. “The HP Server portfolio for NFV solutions delivers flexibility and scalability that is needed for the evolving NFV environment.”

    Wind River NFV solutions include an integrated portfolio of software elements that enables NFV infrastructure to achieve the carrier grade or six-nines (99.9999%) reliability required for telecom networks. Platforms using enterprise-class software designed for IT applications typically only reach three-nines (99.9%), which would result in costly revenue loss. Wind River is a commercial NFV server solution that enables service providers to maintain six-nines reliability as they move to an NFV infrastructure. Wind River NFV solutions help customers reduce operating expenses (OPEX) and increase average revenue per user (ARPU) as they deploy NFV in their networks.

    Additional information about the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program is available at http://tinyurl.com/nfvprogpg.

    Developed by telecom experts, Wind River’s NFV solutions are based on Wind River Open Virtualization with Wind River Linux, optimized real-time Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM++), carrier grade enhancements to OpenStack®, and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) accelerated vSwitch technologies. To learn more about Wind River NFV solutions, visit http://tinyurl.com/NFVprog061114.

    Wind River will be demonstrating its NFV solutions, running on an HP ProLiant server, in booth #902 at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco from September 9 – 11.

    About Wind River

    Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly two billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.

    Wind River is a trademark or registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. and its affiliates. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.





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