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Netrounds Further Commits to NFV, Joins HPE OpenNFV Partner Program

By Rory Lidstone April 22, 2016

Netrounds is a provider of innovative, software-based testing tools for communications service providers (CSPs) that has an undeniable interest in NFV. For evidence of this, look no further than a recent article from Netrounds chief product officer and co-founder Marcus Friman about the realities of testing in a virtualized world. As such, it’s not surprising that the company recently joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV Partner Program.

By participating in the program, Netrounds’s cloud-based solutions for end-to-end quality monitoring and testing join an ecosystem of technology companies focused on ensuring that CSPs around the world deliver compelling new services that meet the needs of users today and in the future.

"With more than 20 global NFV proof-of-concept projects in motion, we are well positioned to understand and help guide carriers on their journey to cloud-based delivery models," said Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualization, HP. "Our open architectural approach, in collaboration with Intel and our OpenNFV technology partners, is designed to ensure that carriers have a flexible, multivendor platform from which to quickly test and then launch new and innovative services."

NFV is part of an important overall industry shift toward network and application virtualization. This shift is expected to transform CSP networking environments, which will allow them to deliver new services to their customers faster and with significantly reduced operating and capital expenditures.

Through the OpenNFV Program and OpenNFV Labs, HPE has been able to establish a robust ecosystem of NFV technology and services partners, providing a broad choice of application-specific environments for creating successful NFV deployments. The HPE OpenNFV partner ecosystem includes independent software vendors (ISVs), network equipment providers (NEPs), system integrators, and service providers creating best-of-breed NFV solutions.

"Today's telecommunications service providers are embracing NFV as a powerful new architecture capable of decreasing costs while enabling revenue growth. In order to do this effectively, they will need a new breed of software-based tools designed to ensure service quality does not diminish as part of this evolution," said Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds. "By collaborating with other leading organizations in the HPE OpenNFV Partner Program and integrating our best-in-breed testing capabilities, we believe that we can collectively advance the standardization of NFV globally."

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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