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KDDI R&D Labs to Leverage Wind River's Titanium Server

By Paula Bernier July 20, 2015

Wind River’s Titanium Server will be part of a proof of concept for automated operation of network functions virtualization led by KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.

The Titanium Server from Wind River, an Intel company, is a software enterprise server solution that can be used to support such virtualized network functions as appliances, cloud RAN, content delivery systems, virtual evolved packet core, virtual gateways, and virtual packet inspection.

In March Wind River announced an array of NFV- and SDN-focused partnerships with leading communications organizations including Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., China Mobile, ConteXtream, Cyan, Intel Security, Ixia, Qosmos, and Spirent

“In order to accelerate their NFV deployment and reduce schedule risk, service providers are looking for validated, market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions,” Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River, said at the time. “In collaboration with our ecosystem partners, we are addressing several of the industry’s toughest NFV challenges, such as management and orchestration, security, and testing.”

As for KDDI R&D Labs, earlier this year it demonstrated full automation of operational flow for mobile and fixed infrastructure. That included the ability of management control systems to do failure recovery in situations in which there are defects related to NFV or software-based networking.

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Not surprisingly, there are various proof of concept and test bed efforts in the NFV and SDN arenas. Another example of this sort involves Cobham Wireless, which recently launched a test bed for vendors to validate their NFV solutions in an environment that is shared, and therefore lower cost for these carrier infrastructure providers.

Ciena and Spirent are among the other equipment companies that have launched test beds for NFV and SDN. And China Mobile last week announced plans for an Open NFV Test Lab geared at driving NFV innovation; it named ZTE among its first group of partners for the effort.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

Executive Editor, TMC

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