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Versa Networks one of the First to Achieve VMware Ready for NFV Status

By Frank Griffin November 20, 2015

One of the ways operators are able to cope with the incredible amount of demand on their network is through network function virtualization (NFV). By getting the VMware Ready for NFV Certification, Versa Network not only achieves the highest level of VMware partner endorsement, but it can now deliver more virtualization options for its customers. 

Versa Networks provides solutions that allows service providers and large enterprises carrier grade virtualized network functions (VNF) software with tools that deliver the agility and flexibility that is needed in a highly dynamic environment. With the company’s system in place, organizations can transform their WAN and branch networks to leverage their existing infrastructure for increased performance.

With this certification, Versa Networks becomes one of the first companies to complete the process that will let it achieve the VMware Ready for NFV status. Its VNF will be compatible with VMware NFV infrastructure, so moving forward service providers can be assured the Versa VNF-based solutions will deploy, run on and interoperate with vCloud NFV.

The Versa VNF solution creates next-generation WANs and branch networks by bringing together its Versa FlexVNF, Versa Director and Versa Analytics platforms.

The company has already created and validated real-world NFV solutions running on the VMware virtualization platform. This gives service providers the ability to build managed service offerings for SMBs, mid-market and large businesses, including small footprint virtualized CPE (vCPE) all the way to robust managed SD-WAN services with layered security.

“We are pleased that Versa Networks qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which can speed time to value within customer environments,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partnering Organization, VMware.

The VMware Ready certification is given to companies after a thorough evaluation and testing across different categories to establish their VNFs deploy, run, and interoperate capability with vCloud NFV. The categories are: platform and compute; storage; networking and security; management and orchestration; end-user computing; applications software; vCloud Air; certified partner architecture; and NFV.

This ensures they are able to deliver features customers need and value. The VMware Ready program then designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products and solutions created by established partners.

 “Being one of the first vendors to complete the VMware Ready for NFV certification demonstrates our commitment to creating an open solution that meets the agility and cost efficiency requirements of our mutual customers,” said Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of Versa Networks.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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