Netrounds active Virtual Test Agents validated as compatible with HPE OpenNFV Infrastructure

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Luleå, Sweden – 1 November 2016

Netrounds, a leading provider of innovative, software-based active testing and service assurance solutions for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that its active Virtual Test Agents (vTAs) have been validated as a virtual network function (VNF) by the Hewlett Packard Enterprise OpenNFV Partner Program.

Highlights:

  • Netrounds has successfully completed validation as a VNF on the HPE NFV platform. The Netrounds vTA was tested on HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier-grade.
  • Netrounds and HPE can now offer automated testing of the full service lifecycle as part of network-on-demand services – covering service activation testing, quality monitoring, and remote troubleshooting.
  • Deployment of vTAs on HPE’s NFV platform will allow operators to improve operational efficiency and reduce OPEX through automation, the ability to deploy Test Agents remotely, and the reduction of truck rolls and field visits for the faster resolution of network issues.
  • Virtual Test Agent capabilities include measurement of internet and network performance, IPTV and OTT video, VoIP telephony and SIP, mobile radio, and remote packet inspection, allowing operators to reduce capital expenditure for proprietary test equipment only suitable for specific applications, services, or interfaces.

The validation of Netrounds vTAs in HPE’s OpenNFV environment provides network operators and CSPs with an active test and assurance solution that is completely software-based and cloud-deployable, allowing them to deliver new, assured services faster while improving customer experience.

“With current transformation efforts to more programmable networks, combined with customer demands for enhanced network quality, Netrounds Virtual Test Agents deployed on HPE’s NFV platform can help operators to improve customer satisfaction, and at the same time increase operational efficiency. Netrounds enables operators to verify that services are delivered right the first time and to detect issues proactively before they impact customers. With our vTAs running on distributed compute nodes like HPE’s NFV Platform, operators can now be everywhere at once without leaving their operations or support center” says Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds. “Validating Netrounds on the HPE NFV platform assures our customers that they can install active service test and assurance in their virtual networks quickly to become more agile and improve end-to-end service quality insights.”

The HPE OpenNFV Program provides an open standard–based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) reference architecture, offering CSPs ready-to-deploy solutions that can enable the transformation from legacy networks to NFV.

“We remain committed with our OpenNFV Partner Program to provide CSPs with pre-validated, tested virtual network function solutions,” said Werner Schaefer, vice president & general manager, NFV, HPE. “Having Netrounds’ vTAs meet the HPE OpenNFV standards on Helion OpenStack Carrier-Grade allows partners of the program access to yet another solution that eases the transformation to cloud-based networks.”

To find out how Netrounds can automate full lifecycle assurance in your network or to schedule a live demo, visit https://www.netrounds.com/or contact us at demo@netrounds.com.

About Netrounds

Founded in 2007, Netrounds is an active network analytics solution provider for physical, hybrid and virtual networks. Netrounds’ programmable, software-based test and service assurance capabilities enable telecom operators and service providers to enhance the end user experience of IP-based services such as Internet, TV, voice and other quality-demanding business services. Netrounds solutions are used by more than 270 network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide and its headquarters in Lulea, Sweden, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please visit https://www.netrounds.com/