Kontron Joins Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand(tm) Ecosystem

Membership Extends Kontron Strategy to Further Facilitate Service Providers' Transition to Adaptive NFV/SDN Models

Augsburg, GERMANY – Kontron today announced that it has joined the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, the first open community of platform vendors, virtual application vendors, and service providers developing network functions virtualization (NFV). This membership is a major milestone for Kontron to further enable service providers in their transition to highly efficient, high-performance NFV/SDN infrastructure environments.

Member companies have joined the CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program to accelerate market development for NFV and to progress NFV by sharing experiences, running tests, and developing use cases.

Kontron’s SYMKLOUD Series is a portfolio of high-performance, low-TCO converged hardware platforms that support staged migration to NFV/SDN. By participating in the CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, Kontron is both increasing the appeal of its hardware platform to service providers adopting CloudBand™ and increasing the third-party options available to service providers embracing its SYMKLOUD platform.

“We commend Alcatel-Lucent’s efforts to ensure the interoperability of NFV-related technology solutions from diverse—and even competing—vendors,” said Robert Courteau, Executive V.P., Communications BU, Kontron. “Service providers will benefit from the open exchange of information between vendors in the CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, especially as their requirements for adaptability, performance, reliability, cost-efficiency and security continue to evolve.”

“As an experienced and forward-looking carrier-class cloud infrastructure provider, Kontron is a welcome addition to the CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program,” said Valerie Noto, Director of the CloudBand Ecoisystem Program, Alcatel-Lucent. “Their participation increases the range of options for service providers and validates the value of our open approach to both streamlining and de-risking service providers’ migrations to NFV.”

About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com/

About Kontron in Communications

Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation.

Kontron will showcase the Symkloud MS2910 converged modular server and reference solutions with its partners during the Mobile World Congress 2015, at stand 5H19 in Hall 5, March 2-5, 2015.