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Wind River Titanium Server Validated for Nokia AirFrame

By David Delony July 14, 2015

Wind River has announced that its Titanium Server has been validated as an NFV infrastructure for Nokia’s AirFrame Data Center Solution.

“We are delighted to have completed the validation of Titanium Server on Nokia’s AirFrame solution,” Jim Douglas, senior vice president of product at Wind River, said. "Nokia Networks has been a valued Wind River customer for many years."

Wind River Titanium Server is an NFV solution geared for telecommunications providers and promises up to 99.999 percent uptime. It uses a number of common IT standards, including Linux, virtual machines, vSwitch,  and OpenStack, all engineered for maximum reliability. Wind River claims an annual downtime of less than 30 seconds.

Nokia AirFrame Data Center attempts to offer high throughput and low latency using cloud technology. Using the solution, telcos can place data centers in strategic locations for better performance. This performance is necessary as more people move to mobile devices and Internet of Things sensors generate more data.

Nokia is betting that more carriers will shift to its cloud network technology. In a promotional video, Nokia touted its original shift from manufacturing retail products such as boots, to mobile electronics. With the company’s mobile phone business acquired by Microsoft, the company will have to switch gears again.

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The shift toward cloud computing might be well-timed, as many carriers are already planning for 5G deployments while 4G is just now becoming widespread. More mobile users with more powerful devices means more data. More data puts a bigger strain on networks, and NFV promises to let carriers deal with these needs by letting them reconfigure their networks on the fly.

“With Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution, we’re continuing to advance the capability of commercially-deployed NFV and telco clouds,” said Henri Tervonen, vice president of architecture at Nokia Networks.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

Contributing Writer

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