Last week in Dusseldorf, Germany at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, HP announced that Mellanox Technologies has joined the HP OpenNFV Program as a technology partner to help enable carriers take advantage of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology.
As the transition to software defined networking continues, service providers need robust, high-performance NFV solutions that deliver network-level performance, efficiency, scalability and flexibility. This partnership with HP brings together a world class SDN platform that incorporates Mellanox’s portfolio of innovative 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet solutions to address rapidly evolving customer requirements for next generation transport networks.
The OpenNFV Program provides an open standards–based NFV reference architecture, which delivers telecommunications carriers ready-to-deploy solutions that enable the transformation from legacy networks to an NFV & SDN enabled infrastructure. The program is designed to help the telecommunications industry accelerate innovation and launch services faster, more easily and more cost-effectively, while removing traditional, static, and proprietary telecom solutions.
Additional member organizations of the OpenNFV Program include: 6Wind, Broadcom, Brocade, Intel, the Israel Mobile & Media Association, Spirent, SK Telecom and Wind River.