LULEÅ, SWEDEN – September 8, 2016

Netrounds, a leading provider of innovative, software-based active testing tools for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that its active test and service assurance platform has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Netrounds Virtual Test Agents 2.17 have achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and are supported on VMware vCloud NFV 1.5 for production environments.

“We are pleased that Netrounds’ Virtual Test Agents qualify for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that they have met specific VMware interoperability standards and work effectively with the VMware vCloud NFV solution. This signifies to customers that Netrounds Virtual Test Agents can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments.” said Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware.

“By using Netrounds Virtual Test Agents 2.17 with VMware vCloud NFV 1.5 organizations can automate service activation tests, quality monitoring and troubleshooting as part of their NFV service orchestration processes to achieve assured and agile deliveries of their network services. The programmable Netrounds solution allows network operators to gain insights into real-time, actual end user experience instead of using passive, device-layer counters only loosely correlated to their end users’ services to ensure customer satisfaction.”

“By combining the robust virtualization capabilities of VMware with the programmable, active testing and monitoring functionality of the Netrounds platform, we are providing our customers with a trusted, automatable solution to assure customer quality of experience in their virtualized environments,” says Kaela Loffler, Director of Marketing and Industry Alliances at Netrounds. “Deploying Virtual Test Agents on the VMware vCloud NFV platform also allows operators to manage and troubleshoot their network remotely, eliminating expensive field efforts and truck rolls often needed with traditional test and assurance solutions used today.”

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

Netrounds’ Virtual Test Agents can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at The VMware Solution Exchange is an online marketplace where VMware partners and developers can publish rich marketing content and downloadable software for our customers.

About Netrounds

Netrounds provides programmable, software-based network performance and service assurance solutions that help to enhance the end user experience of IP-based services, such as Internet, TV, voice and other quality-demanding business services. Netrounds reduces the need for proprietary test instruments, lowering network test and assurance costs while also enabling remote support to rapidly identify the root cause of network issues with minimal onsite visits and field engineering. Its solutions are used by more than 270 network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Netrounds is headquartered in Lulea, Sweden, with offices in Stockholm, Sweden and Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, visit

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