Netrounds Collaborates with Wind River to Accelerate Deployment of Assured NFV Solutions
Netrounds, the leading provider of software-based active testing, monitoring, and automated assurance solutions for communications service providers, announced it has selected Wind River Titanium Cloud as a carrier grade platform to showcase and validate their Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) active testing, ongoing SLA monitoring and remote troubleshooting solution. Titanium Cloud is a commercial-ready, virtualization infrastructure software platform that enables the deployment of virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with the stringent uptime that the carrier and critical infrastructure industries demand.
Netrounds has performed their testing and validation process as part of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV. Through the collaboration of industry-leading software and hardware companies, the Titanium Cloud ecosystem ensures the availability of interoperable, standard products optimized for NFV deployment with Titanium Cloud to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and TEMs.
The validation was completed around a customer-related industrial IoT use case where delay, jitter and always-on communication channels are the most critical requirements for reliable and optimal performance in these highly latency-sensitive environments. Industrial and telecommunications are converging, with industrial networks now requiring on premise, extremely reliable infrastructure to ensure that their requirements are constantly met, much like the low latency use cases often expressed as a driver for 5G.
“Validating Netrounds with Wind River Titanium Cloud technologies solves a real-customer problem within the industrial space. Like our telecom customers, customers in this vertical require real-time monitoring and ongoing measurements of critical KPIs to ensure that stable and dependable network communication is maintained in environments that are hyper sensitive to latency and other key metrics,” said Anders Bergsten, VP of Product Management at Netrounds. “We are excited to join forces with Wind River to assist customers in reaching both their NFV and 5G objectives.”
“Service providers are in need of validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “We are partnering with leaders like Netrounds to create optimized, interoperable solutions. Netrounds complements Titanium Cloud with the capability for our customers to carry out service activation tests for new deployments or after any update or change, as well as provide that critical constant monitoring piece. Pre-validating the Netrounds software on Titanium Cloud further assists our customers in quickly achieving their goals, such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high-value services."
Netrounds is an active network measurement solution provider for physical, hybrid and virtual networks. Netrounds’ programmable, software-based test, service assurance and monitoring 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 250 network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide and its headquarters in Luleå, Sweden, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please visit https://www.netrounds.com/.