Light Reading
Expanding program adds system integrator and new technology partners to accelerate NFV deployments for communications service providers.

Overture's NFV Ecosystem Attracts New Members

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading
9/4/2014
50%
50%

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Overture today announced new members to Harmony, an ecosystem of hardware, software and services partners focused on accelerating service provider’s automation and network functions virtualization (NFV) initiatives at the metro service edge. The Harmony partner program creates an open environment essential to accelerate software-defined services. Working together, Harmony partners’ goals are to ensure that service providers can select among best of breed components and avoid single vendor proprietary systems, while accelerating deployments and minimizing project risks.

“It is encouraging to see the growing industry support for our multi-vendor ecosystem as we deliver network solutions that help accelerate service innovation based on virtualization and software-defined services,” said Overture President and CEO, Mike Aquino. “Our service provider customers continue to ask for open architectures, vendor cooperation, and open interfaces, and we are committed to each of these. We welcome the newest members to our Harmony program and greatly appreciate their collaboration.”

Each of the partnerships is being driven by real-world customer deployments. The newest members of the Harmony program are:

  • Certes Networks. Certes Networks protects data in motion. Certes’ award-winning CryptoFlow Solutions safeguard data traffic in physical, virtual and Cloud environments, enabling secure connectivity over any network without compromising network or application performance. Companies around the world rely on encryption products from Certes to accelerate application deployment and secure critical data simply and easily.

  • Infovista. InfoVista is the leading provider of planning, assurance and optimization software. Our solutions empower communications service providers to deliver high-performing and differentiated network services while cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their network infrastructure. InfoVista’s combined expertise and technology innovations provide a new level of network intelligence, visibility and control.
  • Kapsch CarrierCom. Kapsch CarrierCom is a leading global systems integrator in the telecoms world. With a “from lab-to-live” approach, our certified experts supported by a strong ecosystem of leading partners involved in NFV initiatives are thrilled to deliver the best of breed NFV solutions for our customers, even the most complex ones.

  • Red Hat. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, including Linux and OpenStack. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) open source solution for building and deploying cloud-enabled workloads. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides an advanced platform for deploying in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

    “Certes Networks is pleased to join Overture’s Harmony ecosystem and to partner with Overture to deliver practical implementations of NFV-based services,“ said Adam Boone, Chief Marketing Officer of Certes Networks. “Certes offers virtualized communications security functions that are essential for the new generation of software-defined services. We look forward to working with Overture to empower service providers to monetize these new services efficiently and profitably.”

    These new additions join the initial members, announced in June, that include 6WIND, Aeroflex, Brocade, Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Intel, JDSU, Metaswitch Networks, Qosmos and Wind River. The Harmony partner ecosystem follows Overture’s recent announcements of the availability of three key elements of the Ensemble OSA: the Ensemble Service Orchestrator, Ensemble Network Controller and, most recently, the Overture 65vSE. Ensemble OSA™ is the industry’s first complete and open platform for service automation and network functions virtualization that is built specifically for the service provider metro edge.

    In the coming months, Overture and the Harmony program partners will be participating in a number of public demonstrations, providing details of joint solutions and sharing news.

    Overture Networks Inc.

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    Flash Poll
    From The Founder
    It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
    LRTV Interviews
    The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration

    11|21|14   |   04:29   |   (7) comments


    At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Highlights at BBWF 2014

    11|20|14   |   3:40   |   (1) comment


    Broadband World Forum is one of the world's largest telecoms, media and technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging on Amsterdam every year to identify the Next Big Thing. BBWF is an exciting place to meet the entire industry under one roof and identify the latest in network innovation, service optimization and customer ...
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    How Will BCMS Stimulate Margin for Broadband Operators?

    11|19|14   |   6:52   |   (0) comments


    In BBWF 2014, Liu Shuqing emphasizes the value of FMC 2.0 based full service experience by throwing light on the BCMS solution. The underlying principle of this innovative technique is to create network robustness and driving network from connection oriented to ACE – BAND oriented infrastructure, in which applications, cloud, and user experiences will be an asset ...
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    SingleFAN3.0: Better Connected Experience

    11|19|14   |   3:06   |   (1) comment


    At the BBWF 2014, David Hu, the VP of Huawei Access Network Product Line, talked about the future of access networks – SingleFAN3.0: faster broadband, wider coverage, and smarter connection.
    LRTV Interviews
    Basil Alwan Interview: The Road to Cloud

    11|19|14   |   09:09   |   (0) comments


    Alcatel-Lucent's head of IP and Transport talks about the migration towards a web-like networking environment, the impact of the cloud, SDN and NFV, and the yet-to-be-announced FP4 chip.
    LRTV Documentaries
    FairPoint Makes a Fair Point About Analytics

    11|19|14   |   1:56   |   (1) comment


    The US-based communication service provider gets to grips with advanced analytics, tackling data and breaking down the silos within its own business.
    LRTV Documentaries
    Analytics Lets C Spire Get to Know Subs

    11|19|14   |   3:01   |   (2) comments


    It's all about the data for US operator C Spire as it uses analytics to personalize its customer service down to individual subscribers.
    LRTV Interviews
    Nuage Branches Out With SDN: CEO Interview

    11|17|14   |   9:32   |   (0) comments


    Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's SDN-focused unit Nuage Networks, talks about the opportunities and challenges of breaking out of the data center into wide-area networks.
    Light Reedy
    Telecom Analytics Grows Up

    11|14|14   |   1:15   |   (4) comments


    The big data analytics debate has moved on from a year ago, with some experts suggesting it's no longer a technology challenge.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei Compass

    11|14|14   |   3:17   |   (1) comment


    At OpenStack Summit 2014, Shuo Yang, Huawei Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect introduced Huawei Compass, the software tool for solving customers' problems on the journey of OpenStack Cloud.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Cloud Strategy in European Region

    11|14|14   |   2:56   |   (1) comment


    At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dr. Gotz, CTO of Huawei IT in European Region introduced Huawei's cloud strategy in European region.
    LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
    Huawei's Contribution on OpenStack

    11|14|14   |   5:58   |   (0) comments


    At OpenStack Summit 2014, Dennis Gu, Huawei Chief Architect of Cloud Computing introduced the relationship between OpenStack and cloud computing, and Huawei's contribution on OpenStack.
    Upcoming Live Events
    December 2, 2014, New York City
    December 3, 2014, New York City
    December 8-10, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
    February 12, 2015, Atlanta, GA
    April 14, 2015, New York City, NY
    May 6, 2015, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL
    May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
    June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
    Infographics
    Irish Telecom outlines the rise of VoIP technology, including its adoption within businesses and their perception of its quality.
    Hot Topics
    Bell Labs Chief Slams 'Toy' Networks
    Robert Clark, 11/19/2014
    $38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
    Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
    Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
    Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
    Google, AT&T, BT Unite on Network Data Models
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2014
    The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
    Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed