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NFV Zone Week in Review: ADVA, Corsa, Swisscom

By Paula Bernier June 20, 2015

It was a big week for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking news. Swisscom announced it has tapped NEC and NetCracker to help with its cloud network transformation, which will include NFV and SDN. And there was a wide array of equipment vendors that announced new products and initiatives, timing their news to correspond with the Open Networking Summit.

NEC and NetCracker will help Swisscom with its multiphased network transformation. The first step will involve migrating IT application to the cloud and virtualizing IT to expedite time to marketing and lower costs. NEC, NetCracker and Swisscom will build a Center of Excellence for SDN/NFV and cloud transformation as part of this effort, and the three company’s will migrate Swisscom’s NetCracker OSS (fulfillment and assurance) solution to the cloud by leveraging NetCracker’s latest product suite NetCracker 10. NEC and NetCracker will also deliver service orchestration and their Transport SDN Controller.

In other news this week. ADVA Optical Networking debuted its NFV network interface devices for network operators.

Corsa Technology came out with hardware that leverages OpenFlow and delivers metering and QoS functionality.

Fujitsu recently announced testing of the interoperability of the Open Network Operating System’s Cardinal release was successful. The company has developed some southbound interfaces, which operate several layers below the application level.

And Netronome at the ONS event demonstrated improved server performance and utilization with hardened application level security.

According to new data from Infonetics Research, this is going to be a big year for NFV. By the end of the year, the study indicates, 35 percent of operators surveyed expect to have NFV in place. Virtual enterprise CPE is one of the biggest targets for first deployments, as is service chaining.

Executive Editor, TMC

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