Kontron joins Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV Ecosystem

Program gives service providers best of both worlds - highest service performance combined with all the scalability and OPEX/CAPEX savings of NFV environments

San Francisco, IDF, – Kontron today announced that, as a new member to the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program, it will be able to offer its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware platforms pre-validated with Wind River NFV solutions to telecom service providers who require truly flexible, high-performance, and robust virtualization cloud environments.

Among the Kontron platforms to be pre-validated is the Symkloud MS2910 platform which is designed with 10G redundant switching for support of OpenFlow. This high density 2RU – 21-inch deep modular platform uniquely compacts multiple Intel® processors with dedicated memory and storage, and is optimized for the stacking of mulitple platforms for the instantiation and management of massively scalable virtual applications.

“Service providers see the value in Network Functions Virtualization but, for a number of “always on” applications, there still needs to be a certain guaranteed high level of service,” said Philippe Chevallier, Director Product Management and Platform Architecture, Communication Business Unit, Kontron. “With a long, successful history in designing carrier grade COTS hardware, such as our family of ATCA and rackmount servers, Kontron is excited to contribute to the efforts behind the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem to produce highly evolved NFV infrastructure solutions.”

"Realizing a successful NFV infrastructure requires collaboration across a broad ecosystem, ensuring the availability of end-to-end solutions that integrate seamlessly to deliver virtualized services at the necessary levels of carrier grade performance and reliability," said Charlie Ashton, Senior Director, Business Development for Networking Solutions, Wind River. "Through our Titanium Cloud program, we partner with leaders like Kontron to assist service providers in attaining their NFV objectives. Wind River's NFV solutions are critical elements of an NFV infrastructure and by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements, service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing costs while introducing new high-value services."

Wind River NFV solutions include an integrated portfolio of software elements that enables NFV infrastructure to achieve the carrier grade or six-nines (99.9999%) reliability required for telecom networks. Platforms using enterprise-class software designed for IT applications typically only reach three-nines (99.9%), which would result in costly revenue loss. Wind River is a commercial NFV server solution that enables service providers to maintain six-nines reliability as they move to an NFV infrastructure. Wind River NFV solutions help customers reduce operating expenses (OPEX) and increase average revenue per user (ARPU) as they deploy NFV in their networks.

Developed by telecom experts, Wind River’s NFV solutions are based on Wind River Open Virtualization with Wind River Linux, optimized real-time Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM++), carrier grade enhancements to OpenStack®, and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) accelerated vSwitch technologies.

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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 integrated COTS platforms are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life deployed in telecom and cloud networks. 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. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange (KBC).