NEW DELHI: Tech solutions provider HP has announced HP NFV System, a pre-integrated network functions virtualization (NFV) platform which has been designed to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to accelerate production NFV deployments.
HP NFV System is pre-integrated with HP Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade, providing an open source based cloud platform to support CSPs reliability, scalability and performance requirements.
The company also introduced NFV Director 3.0, providing management and orchestration capabilities that enhance the flexibility and scalability of CSPs current operations support systems (OSS), as well as new analytics capabilities to help harness NFV data to enhance real-time decision making. In addition, HP unveiled new services to help CSPs transform their infrastructure for NFV.
NFV offers a new way for CSPs to design, deploy, and manage networking services. By decoupling the network functions from proprietary hardware appliances, CSPs can accelerate the introduction of new, compelling services quickly and cost-effectively.
As the telecommunications industry shifts from successful NFV proof-of-concepts towards production deployments, CSPs, network equipment providers (NEPs) and their software and services partners require stability, high performance and carrier grade reliability at every layer of the NFV architecture.
This requires platform infrastructure vendors to provide end-to-end systems design, validation and support to ensure continuous availability of critical network functions.
“Many telcos and suppliers have done NFV proof-of-concepts and are now ready to move to production. To do that, they need solutions that are open, carrier grade, and easy to deploy,” said Narayanan Chellappan, Country Director, Cloud Division, HP India.
“HP NFV System provides an integrated, pre-tested, deployment-ready NFV hardware and software platform to get customers up-and-running quickly and confidently.” he added.
HP Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade is available pre-loaded in HP NFV System or separately.
Availability for the HP NFV System Starter Kit, HP Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade, HP NFV Director 3.0 with HP NFV Analytics and HP Trusted NFV Platform Transformation services is targeted for the third quarter of calendar year 2015.