Company Brings Best-in-Class Testing Capabilities to Partner Ecosystem focused on Ensuring the Success of NFV Deployments
LULEA, Sweden, April 19, 2016
Netrounds, a leading provider of innovative, software-based testing tools for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that it has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV Partner Program. Through its participation in the program, Netrounds’ cloud-based solutions for end-to-end quality monitoring and testing will join an existing ecosystem of technology companies focused on ensuring that Communications Service Providers (CSPs) worldwide deliver compelling new services that meet the demands of end-users today and into the future.
Ensuring the success of early deployments will be critical to an efficient network evolution as the industry continues to adopt NFV as a new architecture for communications networks. NFV is part of an overall industry shift towards network and application virtualization. This shift is expected to transform CSP networking environments, allowing them to deliver new services to their customers more quickly while significantly reducing both operating and capital expenditures.
Through the OpenNFV Program and OpenNFV Labs, HPE has established a robust ecosystem of NFV technology and services partners providing a broad choice of application-specific environments for creating successful NFV deployments. The vast HPE OpenNFV partner ecosystem includes independent software vendors (ISVs), network equipment providers (NEPs), system integrators, and service providers- NFV’s best-of-breed solutions.
“With more than 20 global NFV proof-of-concept projects in motion, we are well positioned to understand and help guide carriers on their journey to cloud-based delivery models,” said Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualization, HP. “Our open architectural approach, in collaboration with Intel and our OpenNFV technology partners, is designed to ensure that carriers have a flexible, multivendor platform from which to quickly test and then launch new and innovative services.”
“Today’s telecommunications service providers are embracing NFV as a powerful new architecture capable of decreasing costs while enabling revenue growth. In order to do this effectively, they will need a new breed of software-based tools designed to ensure service quality does not diminish as part of this evolution,” said Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder, Netrounds. “By collaborating with other leading organizations in the HPE OpenNFV Partner Program and integrating our best-in-breed testing capabilities, we believe that we can collectively advance the standardization of NFV globally. We are thrilled to be participating in the HPE OpenNFV ecosystem and look forward to our participation in developing innovative network architecture solutions that empower CSPs to transition to NFV as efficiently as possible.”
To find out how Netrounds can improve your network or to schedule a live demo, visit https://www.netrounds.com or meet us in booth #54 at NFV World Congress in San Jose, CA this week.
Founded in 2007, Netrounds provides innovative, software-based network performance and service assurance solutions that help telecom operators to enhance the end-user experience of IP-based services such as Internet, TV, voice and other quality-demanding business services. Its solutions are used by more than 270 network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Netrounds is headquartered in Lulea, Sweden, and has its North American offices in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit https://www.netrounds.com/.