Click here to close now.

Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, AppDynamics Blog, Dana Gardner

News Feed Item

Calsoft Labs Announces the Availability of High Performance NFV Solutions

SANTA CLARA, California, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Calsoft Labs to offer Virtual CPE and Virtual B-RAS solutions with industry leading performance and CloudNOC™ orchestration framework with systems integration and operations support services to Telecom operators.

Calsoft Labs, a pioneer in NFV and SDN solutions, today announced the availability of high performance Virtual CPE and Virtual B-RAS solutions along with its CloudNOC™ orchestration framework based on OpenStack™. A subsidiary of the €1.2 billion ALTEN Group, Calsoft Labs offers virtual network function (VNF) development and optimization; systems integration, deployment and operations support services to Telecom operators.

Telecom operators are increasingly turning to network function virtualization (NFV) to consolidate workloads, improve network utilization, scale infrastructure as they grow, and accelerate the deployment of new revenue generating services. NFV allows service providers to reduce CapEx and OpEx by migrating functions traditionally implemented in dedicated hardware, to open standards-based platforms based on Intel® architecture.

Service Providers continue to face several challenges in NFV implementation, such as,

  • Scalability and performance of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on general purpose hardware
  • VNF and NFVI orchestration and integration with legacy service provisioning and service assurance platforms
  • NFV solution staging, end-to-end service validation, roll out and operations management

Calsoft Labs works with an ecosystem of leading technology and platform providers such as 6WIND, Intel and Red Hat to offer a suite of high-performance VNFs, OpenStack™ based NFV orchestration framework and professional services for NFV systems integration, service roll-out management and operations support.

Calsoft Labs' Virtual CPE and Virtual B-RAS solutions are powered by 6WIND's portfolio of 6WINDGate™ packet processing software for data plane performance and designed to leverage Intel® DPDK libraries (http://dpdk.org) to deliver industry leading performance and scalability on the latest multi-core Intel processors.

"6WIND delivers the critical data plane acceleration solutions that are required for high-performance Virtual CPE and Virtual B-RAS functions with our 6WINDGate packet processing software. 6WINDGate optimizes Linux-based virtual environments to deliver a level of performance that is comparable to physical implementations so that network operators can truly benefit from the promise of NFV", said Eric Carmès, Founder & Chief Executive Officer for 6WIND. "Calsoft Labs has relevant expertise as a system integrator and our partner in the Telecom market, and we look forward to working with Calsoft Labs on NFV opportunities".

The CloudNOC™ framework from Calsoft Labs offers the ability to automate service provisioning and service fulfillment on virtual clouds. Built in line with ETSI NFV ISG recommendations, it makes efficient use of OpenStack™ components such as Neutron and Heat to offer an open, non-proprietary NFVI management solution that is backed by a large ecosystem of cloud technology providers.

"Red Hat is fully committed to OpenStack development and the community, and understands the critical nature of providing an OpenStack platform with enterprise-grade hardening, stability, and performance for demanding functions like NFV", said Chuck Dubuque, Director of Product Marketing, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat. "Calsoft Labs   has been among the early leaders in NFV, bringing network operators increased flexibility and value as they move to the cloud, and we're pleased that they've selected Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Linux Platform for their highly scalable NFV platform and as an open foundation for a heterogeneous cloud environment."

Calsoft Labs' has partnered with leading server hardware vendors to offer VNF staging and systems integration services to telecom operators. Service Providers can therefore rely on Calsoft Labs to build, deploy, integrate and manage an NFV solution deployment as a one stop source.

"Systems integrators can play an important role in SDN and NFV projects. Calsoft Labs offers a combination of skills in Intel®DPDK, VNF and NFVI orchestration, systems integration and operations support that can be of high value to Network Operators as they move forward with network transformation initiatives. Calsoft Labs have demonstrated world class knowledge of networks and leading edge packet processing software. They delivered a compelling, scalable, low power, compact, high performance solution running on standard x86 servers in only a few months to BT", said Peter Willis, Chief Researcher, Data Networks for BT Group.

Narendra Dhara, Senior VP of Engineering and CTO for Calsoft Labs commented, "Calsoft Labs, with Intel and 6WIND partnerships and its expertise in networking and cloud infrastructure services, is in a unique position to offer high performance VNF components and scalable NFV solutions".

Calsoft Labs will be demonstrating its Virtual B-RAS solution and Cloud NOC orchestration framework at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain from Feb 24 - 27, 2014 in Hall 8.0, Stand 8.0B66.

About Calsoft Labs

Calsoft Labs is a pioneer in NFV and SDN with a track record of having delivered few of the industry's first commercially deployed virtual appliances and SDN applications. A wholly owned subsidiary of the €1.2 billion ALTEN Group, Calsoft Labs offers telecom product engineering and systems integration services across the entire value chain from product development to network deployment and operations support. Please visit http://sdn.calsoftlabs.com for more information.

###

RedHat and RedHat Enterprise Linux are trademarks of RedHat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. We are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.

All other company and/or product names and their logos are trademarks of the respective owners in the United States and other countries.

For further information on Calsoft Labs expertise and solutions in NFV domain, please contact:    

Vineed Konkoth, Director - SDN & NFV Practice, [email protected].


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
As organizations shift toward IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships, will disc...
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, will answer that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities f...
Are your applications getting in the way of your business strategy? It’s time to rethink your IT approach. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Madhukar Kumar, Vice President, Product Management at Liaison Technologies, will discuss a new data-centric approach to IT that allows your data, not applications, to inform business strategy. By moving away from an application-centric IT model where data integration and analysis are subservient to the constraints of applications, your organization will b...
Analytics is the foundation of smart data and now, with the ability to run Hadoop directly on smart storage systems like Cloudian HyperStore, enterprises will gain huge business advantages in terms of scalability, efficiency and cost savings as they move closer to realizing the potential of the Internet of Things. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Turner, technology evangelist and CMO at Cloudian, Inc., will discuss the revolutionary notion that the storage world is transitioning from me...
VictorOps is making on-call suck less with the only collaborative alert management platform on the market. With easy on-call scheduling management, a real-time incident timeline that gives you contextual relevance around your alerts and powerful reporting features that make post-mortems more effective, VictorOps helps your IT/DevOps team solve problems faster.
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will demonstrate the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He will discuss from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT ...
Cloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud – both rogue and sanctioned, it’s not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance...
Red Hat has launched the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice, a new global team of experts that will assist companies with more quickly on-ramping to the cloud. They will do this by providing solutions and services such as validated designs with reference architectures and agile methodology consulting, training, and support. The Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice is born out of the integration of technology and engineering expertise gained through the company’s 2014 acquisitions of leading Ceph s...
The free version of KEMP Technologies' LoadMaster™ application load balancer is now available for unlimited use, making it easy for IT developers and open source technology users to benefit from all the features of a full commercial-grade product at no cost. It can be downloaded at FreeLoadBalancer.com. Load balancing, security and traffic optimization are all key enablers for application performance and functionality. Without these, application services will not perform as expected or have the...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make DevOps easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. Integration with the Docker platform, CoreOS Linux distribution, and Kubernetes container management system ...
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices ra...
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, had reached 30,000 page views on his home page - http://RobertoMedrano.SYS-CON.com/ - on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, and SOA World Magazine. He is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been ...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, will analyze a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discuss the benefits/challenges of migrating to each of...
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focu...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, will analyze a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discuss the benefits/challenges of migrating to each of...
Cloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud – both rogue and sanctioned, it’s not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core...
Skytap Inc., has appointed David Frost as vice president of professional services. David joins Skytap from Deloitte Consulting where he served as Managing Director leading SAP, Cloud, and Advanced Technology Services. At Skytap, David will head the company's professional services organization, and spearhead a new consulting practice that will guide IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices. David's appointment comes on the heels of Skytap's recent $35 million Series D fundin...
Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing...