Milan, Italy, July 12 2016 – Italtel, a multinational corporation specializing in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and All-IP communications, today announced it has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV Partner Program as an official Application Partner to help Communications Service Providers (CSPs) launch new services faster, easier and more cost-effectively through the virtualization of their network functions.
The HPE OpenNFV Program provides an open, standards–based NFV reference architecture, offering CSPs ready-to-deploy solutions that can enable the transformation from legacy networks to NFV.
By joining this partner ecosystem, Italtel is able to conduct testing, characterization and validation of the new edition of its proprietary Session Border Controller (SBC) – the NetMatch-S Cloud Inside Edition – using the HPE OpenNFV infrastructure stack. The innovative software architecture of the SBC’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) is based on ETSI NFV standards and leverages “cloud-design” patterns. The new edition of the product introduces significant enhancements which provide quick elasticity, resilience and high performance for media and signaling handling. The Italtel approach offers an effective solution to the need for flexibility and agility in Service Providers’ networks.
“Joining the HPE OpenNFV Program enables us to demonstrate the capabilities of our virtualized network functions in an open multi-vendor environment,” said Federico Descalzo, VP Chief Marketing and Technology Officer at Italtel. “There is great value in close collaboration with the HPE OpenNFV community. Italtel will take advantage of this partnership program in order to provide NFV solutions that can be quickly and easily delivered in telcos’ network, reaching significant objectives in terms of operational efficiency and business agility.”
“Collaborating with corporations such as Italtel is what makes our OpenNFV Partner Program so unique,” said Werner Schaefer, VP Sales & GTM, Communications Solutions Business, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Through our global partnerships such as this, we are able to continue to provide Communications Service Providers from around the world with validated NFV solutions for faster service deployments that keep up with the demands of their customers.”