Telco Systems Joins VMware SD-WAN Ecosystem to Ease VNF Service Deployments
MANSFIELD, MA, April 8, 2019 — Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced technology collaboration with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.
As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Telco Systems will be offering an open uCPE pre-integrated and optimized with the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution. The solution allows a service provider to rapidly deploy SD-WAN services running on any hardware of its choice. Telco Systems’ NFVi-OS, which is part of its NVFTime suite, will give service providers the agility to remotely offer any additional VNF service chain, including vFirewall, vProbe, vSecurity and others, at any time with zero-touch provisioning.
NFVTime is a service-ready, plug-and-play uCPE solution that provides a complete service environment for rapidly launching virtual network services. NFVTime includes an NFVi-OS, uCPE MANO and a broad portfolio of certified VNFs that are centrally managed and orchestrated. NFVTime’s NFVi-OS can turn any commercial off-the-shelf x86 or Arm white box hardware device into a fully operational uCPE.
“VMware SD-WAN is known for its flexibility, enhanced reliability and security and the collaboration with Telco Systems based on its NFVTime uCPE will deliver significant practical benefits to our mutual customers,” said Sanjay Uppal, Vice President and General Manager of the VeloCloud Business Unit at VMware. “Telco Systems is a leader and a valued technology partner, while its NFVTime uCPE uniquely supports both x86 and Arm devices, providing ease of deployment and superior performance.”
“We are excited to work with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud and are looking forward to providing our mutual customers with a highly optimized and efficient offering in the coming months,” said Ariel Efrati, CEO at Telco Systems. “Our existing service provider customers, who are already using the VMware SD-WAN VNF with our NFVTime solution, can serve as examples to other service providers worldwide that are considering moving away from the deployment of dedicated SD-WAN appliances and look for open uCPE platforms.”
Telco Systems will be presenting a live demonstration of the Telco Systems-VMware uCPE for SD-WAN offering running as a VNF service on the network of a managed service provider customer in the Telco Systems uCPE ecosystem showcase pavilion at the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress in Paris on April 9 – 12 at Booth 201.