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OneAccess Introduces Virtualization Solutions

By Paula Bernier April 19, 2016

OneAccess Networks today unleashed a flurry of new product news that addresses the rise of virtualization with communication service provider networks. New from the company are an open virtualization platform, virtual network functions catalog, and white-box customer premises equipment.

The OVP allow for the expedited deployment of network functions virtualization at the edge of the network. This solution can help support chaining, hosting, and the management of various vendors’ VNFs.

As for the VNF catalog, that includes a virtualized router, session border controller, wide area network optimization controller, and other functionality. All of the above can run on OneAccess or other vendors’ white boxes. Speaking of white boxes, OneAccess has several new ones for use at the customer premises.

“Network operators and CSPs have told us they want a catalog of compact, efficient, carrier-grade VNFs delivered on an open, standards-based platform that allows them to stay in control,” OneAccess CMO Pravin Mirchandani. “They want the ability to integrate third party network functions as they see fit. Plus they need a phased approach to NFV migration, at a pace [at] which they define. This is what we’re delivering today: fast network virtualization.”

That said, OneAccess has also pushed the message that it’s important to enable service providers like the telcos, which tend to be rather slow moving and have invested richly in their existing infrastructure and back office systems, to migrate to new technologies and architectures like virtualization at their own pace.

“OneAccess’ focus on serving the specific needs of operators and CSPs has enabled us to respond to their requirements for a steady and sensible migration path,” Mirchandani said early last year. “We help by minimizing the risk of introducing new virtualized services as the migration can run in tandem with their existing OSS and organizational processes.”

As noted in this piece from February of 2015, the company’s announcement today of delivering specialized VNFs was expected, as it announced at that time.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Executive Editor, TMC

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