Metaswitch and Cloudify partner to accelerate network operators’ NFV MANO transformation
Feb 26, 2018
Delivering NFV automation to increase service agility and reduce errors
LOS ALTOS, Calif. and HERZLIYA, Israel – MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – February 26, 2018 – Cloud native communications software leader Metaswitch and cloud native orchestration leader Cloudify today announced an agreement through which the two companies are partnering to automate NFV management and orchestration (MANO) for global operators, increasing service agility and reducing service-affecting manual errors. Through this agreement, Metaswitch will OEM Cloudify’s virtual network functions management (VNFM) capabilities in delivery of its own VoLTE TAS, vSBC and vIMS VNFs and the two companies are collaborating closely in customer engagements, bridging gaps in operators’ NFV MANO systems.
“Cloudify and Metaswitch share a long-standing commitment to lowering the barrier to entry for carriers looking to transition to new cloud-native services,” said Nati Shalom, CTO, Cloudify. “Together we deliver a simplified solution for achieving a more agile service environment through a convergence of networks and IT systems from an infrastructure and process perspective.”
Cloudify is a TOSCA-based open source cloud orchestration platform. Cloudify helps operators, Telcos, and enterprises alike perform a rapid transition from non-virtualized appliance to virtualized, and ultimately a cloud-native one with full lifecycle management and orchestration as well as service function chaining, breaking the heavy, costly, and proprietary black box model of OSS and BSS. Cloudify orchestration is building an ecosystem of open VNFs, and has a track record of delivering open vCPE and open vIMS solutions, as well as edge computing and network orchestration to some of the largest global carriers and enterprises.
“The biggest obstacle to achieving the full potential of NFV is the lack of maturity in the operational automation capabilities of the OSS toolchain,” said Martin Taylor, CTO of Metaswitch. “Our integration with Cloudify simplifies and accelerates lifecycle management automation, giving carriers faster, error-free operational management of their cloud-based virtual network infrastructures.”
Cloudify specializes in IT operations automation technology that manages application and network services through open orchestration. Open source Cloudify software enhances the velocity and reliability of software deployment, lifecycle management and network functions in cloud-native environments. Cloudify is used by telecoms, internet service providers, financial services firms, e-commerce companies and others for NFV operations and cloud management & orchestration. Cloudify is a founding member of ONAP, a consortium defining open source, next-generation network automation standards, and an active member in OASIS and ETSI standard bodies. Cloudify has corporate offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
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