Metaswitch will be providing support for Project Clearwater as part of CloudNFV's larger technology demonstration framework. Project Clearwater, an open source effort supported by Metaswitch, is often described as what a real virtualized network function should look like in service provider networks.
"We're pleased to have Metaswitch as our first official integration partner for CloudNFV," says Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp. and the architect of CloudNFV. "What attracted us to Project Clearwater was the fact that it was at the leading edge of cloud-hosted network function design, a real prototype of how cloud-based network functionality will be built in the future."
CloudNFV is a platform designed to test the integration of cloud computing, software defined networking, network functions virtualization and the Telemanagement Forum management framework in an open way for the benefit of modern network operators. It is a collaboration of six founding companies, including 6WIND, CIMI Corp., Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Overture Networks and Qosmos.