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ClearPath, HP Do NFV Interop Testing & Validation, Jointly Pursue CSP Opportunities

By Paula Bernier October 13, 2015

ClearPath Networks is now an HP OpenNFV Application partner. That means the company, which offers the ClearPath Virtual Services Platform, will conduct testing and validation on the HP OpenNFV Platform.

The ClearPath Networks’ platform allows communications service providers to offer a wide range of virtualized network functions from many vendors; customize vCPE services across a large number of end users; deploy VNFs from multiple vendors across diverse NFV infrastructure at the provider or customer facilities; and do lifecycle management of NFV containers, VNFs, and VNF configurations, according to the company.

The specific HP solutions with which ClearPath Networks says there are synergies with its own technology include the HP Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade Platform and the HP NFV Director’s Network Service Orchestration. Cliff Young says that by pairing those HP solutions with what ClearPath Networks have to offer, the partners can provide highly differentiated and valuable virtualized customer premises equipment for managed service delivery to small and medium businesses.

“We are already pursuing a number of joint opportunities with major operators in North America, Europe, and Asia,” says Young, who is the CEO of Clearpath Networks.

“The HP OpenNFV Partner Program provides an open, proven and innovative NFV environment for multi-vendor collaboration and exchange between all contributors in the value chain,” adds Werner Schaefer, vice president of NFV at HP. “ClearPath’s virtualized CPE technology is complementary with HP NFV offerings, providing a highly efficient and customized platform for delivering and managing virtualized services for service providers.”

HP early last year created a new NFV business unit to target telecom service providers. Then, in May, HP unleashed a flurry of NFV solutions including a platform called HP NFV System, version 3.0 of its NFV Director management and orchestration solution, and new services to help carriers move to network functions virtualization. And just last month HP revealed it will embed Pica8’s network operating system in its Altoline Open Networking switches, will resell the Pica8 operating system, and will provide support for it.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Executive Editor, TMC

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