July 1, 2015 – Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem, a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

By working towards validation and integration of 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.

Affirmed Networks is leading the industry in the deployment of NFV-based solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. The company’s Mobile Content Cloud™ solution is currently deployed in more than 20 service provider networks across the globe, with an additional 40 trials and deployments underway as operators continue to experience the benefits that NFV can provide, from a cost and service creation perspective.

“NFV has emerged as a truly disruptive force in terms of the way networks are being designed, built and operated,” said Amit Tiwari, Affirmed Networks’ Vice President Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering. “As NFV continues to be recognized as the foundation for next-generation network architectures, it is critical for the industry to create ecosystems that ensure the highest levels of reliability and interoperability. The Titanium Cloud program is one that we believe will help both vendors and operators to truly experience the transformational benefits that NFV can deliver.”

“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 Affirmed Networks 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 plugins for OpenStack®, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel architecture platforms.