Enea aims for Carrier-grade Open Source Networking Operating System (COSNOS) – the software foundation for next generation networking hardware

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 6, 2015. Yesterday, Enea (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ENEA) and ARM announced multiple ARM-based reference implementations of the Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV) software (read more about it here).

Enea’s strategic direction is towards the Carrier-Grade Open Source Network Operating System (COSNOS), and to be a leading provider of software platforms for next generation network nodes and functions. The OPNFV architecture is a given component in those platforms, and Enea is committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in relevant open source communities.

“Integrating and configuring these NFV building blocks on ARM in an early developer release is an industry first, and will likely jump start integration and application development,” said Daniel Forsgren, SVP Product Management, Enea. “We will upstream as much as possible to the OPNFV baseline, giving the community an ARM-based open source NFV platform supporting a set of example Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications.”

As a starting point, Enea will assist customers and partners with OPNFV-compliant environments and solutions, providing true choice for customers and users. As an independent software vendor, customers have often relied on Enea to guarantee hardware independence, and by delivering OPNFV-compliant environments across multiple hardware platforms, Enea continue to offer that advantage.

Further down the road, COSNOS is meant to incorporate all aspects of NFV and may consist of everything but the application itself, including operating systems, middleware, and necessary open source building blocks from industry collaboration projects (OPNFV, OpenDataPlane, OpenStack, OpenFlow, Open vSwitch).

For more information visit http://www.enea.com/cosnos or contact:

Fredrik Ehrenstråle, Director Corporate Marketing

Telephone: +46 709 714022

E-mail: fredrik.ehrenstrale@enea.com

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Enea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere. As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software eco system, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea’s technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit www.enea.com or contact us at info@enea.com

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Integrating and configuring these NFV building blocks on ARM in an early developer release is an industry first, and will likely jump start integration and application development. We will upstream as much as possible to the OPNFV baseline, giving the community an ARM-based open source NFV platform supporting a set of example Virtualized Network Function (VNF) applications.
Daniel Forsgren, SVP Product Management, Enea