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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise OpenNFV Partner Program Welcomes Redknee

By Steve Anderson August 31, 2016

For most anyone running online services these days, there are few words more welcome than the term “monetization.” Essentially meaning “to find a way to make money from a service,” it's the kind of thing service providers can really get behind.  Redknee Solutions has been offering such tools for some time now, along with subscriber management systems, and it's about to get a shot in the arm. How so? It's just been certified by the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV Partner Program, which may open it up to some substantial new business.

More specifically, HPE offered certification to the Redknee solutions known as Redknee Unified and Redknee PCS, a policy management tool. The systems were gauged on their capabilities to not only be deployed, but also operated and upgraded as need be on the HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier-Grade system, with a particular regard toward virtual network functions (VNFs).

Both systems are considered ready for both cloud-based use and as part of an network functions virtualization (NFV) environment, which means these can be put in place quickly, without incident, and as little as “one click” away start to finish. Since these systems are also flexible in nature, that means the systems can be scaled up or down as needed and both policy functions and charging functions can be offered in real time to get the best results for both communications and digital service providers.

Redknee CEO Lucas Skoczkowski commented “With more operators leveraging cloud and virtualization technologies to simplify operations, reduce cost and increase efficiency, Redknee is committed to delivering the highest quality and most agile product to best meet their needs. Our partnership and testing with HPE will ensure that our clients receive best of breed technology that is fully compliant on open source NFV platforms.”

The new addition to HPE's platform should be a welcome development all around, not only for HPE—who has a great new offering for service providers starting to get concerned about the shifting landscape moving away from voice and text service and much more into data services—but also for Redknee. Redknee now gets access to a wider audience of HPE users, who can comfortably turn to the Redknee service as it's been at least somewhat vetted by HPE's operations. A wider customer pool for Redknee, one more great tool in the toolbox for HPE; it's a win-win scenario that ends well for all concerned.

While it will take some time to see just how well Redknee does in the field, its combination of excellent offerings and newly-expanded market should turn into a great recipe for success. Service providers will always want a better way to realize profit from the services offered, and Redknee may be just the thing to get there.

Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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