ConteXtream Joins Wind River Titanium Cloud Ecosystem to Accelerate Deployment of NFV Solutions

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Company Brings Open Standards-Based Solution to Leading NFV Ecosystem to Assist Carriers in Overcoming Deployment Challenges

ConteXtream, a leading provider of carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, today announced it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem, a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

By validating and pre-integrating their hardware and software offerings with Wind River Titanium Server, Titanium Cloud ecosystem partners deliver optimized solutions to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select these hardware and software products knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for deployment in live networks.

By utilizing industry standards such as OpenDaylight, OpenStack and OpenFlow, ConteXtream’s ContexNet provides unsurpassed scale, supporting millions of subscribers with customized service profiles, as well as the resiliency, high-availability and scalability requirements for carriers’ unique network needs. This solution helps carriers avoid commoditization and develop new revenue streams by creating a more flexible and programmable network through a SDN/NFV model. Additionally, ContexNet simplifies network management by allowing geographically dispersed sites to be unified and operate as a single network.

“As network usage grows exponentially, revenue streams are failing to keep up. Carriers are seeing a very real risk of commoditization if they are unable to introduce new services quickly and cost effectively,” said Anshu Agarwal, vice president of marketing at ConteXtream. “As a member of the Titanium Cloud ecosystem we are excited to join forces with Wind River to assist carriers in overcoming deployment challenges so they can fully realize the benefits of network virtualization.”

“Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “Through our Titanium Cloud program, we are partnering with leaders like ConteXtream to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks. While Wind River’s Titanium Server provides a foundation for Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure, by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high-value services."

Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the Carrier Grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade-enhancements to OpenStack®, Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel architecture platforms.

About ConteXtream
ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering, based on standards is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For additional information, visit http://www.contextream.com.

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