-Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualization, HP.
-Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks.
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, has collaborated with HP to deliver a “carrier grade” OpenStack NFV solution for mobile networks. The solution, which combines Affirmed Networks best-in-class NFV mobile packet core solution, and HP’s optimized OpenStack solution, provides Communications Services Providers (CSPs) with the reliability and scalability needed to support the deployment of 4G and 5G services and has strong traction with “Tier One” operators worldwide.
By combining Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade with Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud solution, a fully-virtualized mobile packet core, the companies have come together to provide operators with a “best in class” mobile packet core solution for OpenStack environments.
According to Infonetics Research, 93 percent of operators said they plan to deploy NFV. Additionally, recent research from ACG quantifies the capital and operating expense savings related to NFV, which, can be achieved as soon as the first year. * Today, Affirmed Networks has more than 25 customers and 40+ trials underway across all major geographies.
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The Affirmed Networks™ Mobile Content Cloud™ (MCC) is a fully virtualized evolved packet core solution (vEPC). The MCC has collapsed and virtualized all functions from the radio through to the Gi Lan services. This would include 2G, 3G and 4G services.
The MCC enables virtualized data plane and control plane processing in Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), using VMware’s proven VMware vSphere® and VMware Suite infrastructure. Affirmed Networks’ next-generation core network features, combined with VMware’s inherent scale and capacity management capabilities, can quickly lower mobile operators’ capital and operational expenditures by as much as 67%, providing greater efficiency for deploying revenue-generating services and applications.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.
Demand for mobile data services, and particularly 4G services, is growing at an unprecedented rate. Communication providers need flexible, scalable, efficient, and cost-effective network infrastructures to accommodate increasing mobile traffic. However, traditional wireless networks are often complex to manage, costly to expand, and too inflexible to adapt to changing business needs. Virtualizing your mobile network allows you to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and deliver new services faster.Open ecosystem leaders Red Hat and Affirmed Networks offer an innovative virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution that unifies your mobile services onto a single, virtual infrastructure. Combining the Affirmed Mobile Content CloudTM with the Red Hat® and Intel network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure gives you a cost-effective open infrastructure with the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency you need to respond to growing demand for mobile services.
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