SDN AND NFV SOFTWARE FRAMEWORKS—THE ANSWER TO STAYING 5G READY

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) represent a core structural transformation in the way communication infrastructure is deployed. These technologies have induced significant improvements in the time to market, cost efficiencies, and innovation, helping the industry build agile networks at lower costs. On another level, SDN and NFV have been instrumental in deploying 5G networks. The technologies’ ability to orchestrate mobile core networks holds the key to its successful implementation.

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Scaling Your Business the Easy Way—with SD-WAN as a Service

Article | May 17, 2023

SD-WANs are a critical component of digital transformation. Using software-defined networking (SDN) and virtual network functions (VNF) concepts to build and manage a wide area network (WAN) helps businesses successfully transition their infrastructure to the cloud by securely connecting hybrid multicloud architectures. But SD-WANs can do more than just facilitate a transition to the cloud —they make it faster and less expensive to expand your business.

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Virtual Desktop Tools

Network Virtualization: Gaining a Competitive Edge

Article | August 12, 2022

Network virtualization (NV) is the act of combining a network's physical hardware into a single virtual network. This is often accomplished by running several virtual guest computers in software containers on a single physical host system. Network virtualization is the gold standard for networking, and it is being adopted by enterprises of all kinds globally. By integrating their existing network gear into a single virtual network, enterprises can save operating expenses, automate network and security processes, and set the stage for future growth. Businesses can use virtualization to imitate many types of traditional hardware, including servers, storage devices, and network resources. Three Forces Driving Network Virtualization Demand for enterprise networks keeps rising, driven by higher end-user demands and the proliferation of devices and business software. Through network virtualization, IT businesses are gaining the ability to respond to evolving needs and match their networking capabilities with their virtualized storage and computing resources. According to a recent SDxCentral survey, 88% of respondents believe that adopting a network virtualization solution is "mission critical" and that it is necessary to assist IT in addressing the immediate requirements of flexibility, scalability, and cost savings (both OpEx and CapEx) in the data center. Speed Today, consider any business as an example. Everything depends on IT's capacity to assist business operations. When a company wants to 'surprise' its clients with a new app, launch a competitive offer, or pursue a fresh route to market, it requires immediate IT assistance. That implies IT must move considerably more swiftly, and networks must evolve at the rapid speed of a digitally enabled organization. Security According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, the average organization experiences two successful cyberattacks every week. Perimeter security is just insufficient to stem the flood, and network experts are called upon to provide a better solution. The new data center security approach will: Be software-based Use the micro-segmentation principle Adopt a Zero Trust (ZT) paradigm In an ideal world, there would be no difference between trustworthy and untrusted networks or sectors, but a ZT model necessitates a network virtualization technology that allows micro-segmentation. Flexibility Thanks to the emergence of server virtualization, applications are no longer linked to a specific physical server in a single location. Applications can now be replicated to eliminate a data center for disaster recovery, moved through one corporate data center to another, or slipped into a hybrid cloud environment. The problem is that network setup is hardware-dependent, and hardwired networking connections restrict them. Because networking services vary significantly from one data center to the next, as an in-house data center differs from a cloud, you must perform extensive personalization to make your applications work in different network environments—a significant barrier to app mobility and another compelling reason to utilize network virtualization. Closing Lines Network virtualization is indeed the future technology. These network virtualization platform characteristics benefit more companies as CIOs get more involved in organizational processes. As consumer demand for real-time solutions develops, businesses will be forced to explore network virtualization as the best way to take their networks to another level.

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VMware NSX 3.2 Delivers New, Advanced Security Capabilities

Article | June 8, 2023

It’s an impactful release focused on significant NSX Security enhancements Putting a hard shell around a soft core is not a recipe for success in security, but somehow legacy security architectures for application protection have often looked exactly like that: a hard perimeter firewall layer for an application infrastructure that was fundamentally not built with security as a primary concern. VMware NSX Distributed Firewall pioneered the micro-segmentation concept for granular access controls for cloud applications with the initial launch of the product in 2013. The promise of Zero Trust security for applications, the simplicity of deployment of the solution, and the ease of achieving internal security objectives made NSX an instant success for security-sensitive customers. Our newest release — NSX-T 3.2 — establishes a new marker for securing application infrastructure by introducing significant new features to identify and respond to malware and ransomware attacks in the network, to enhance user identification and L7 application identification capabilities, and, at the same time, to simplify deployment of the product for our customers. Modern day security teams need to secure mission-critical infrastructure from both external and internal attacks. By providing unprecedented threat visibility leveraging IDS, NTA, and Network Detection and Response (NDR) capabilities along with granular controls leveraging L4-L7 Firewall, IPS, and Malware Prevention capabilities, NSX 3.2 delivers an incredible security solution for our customers“ Umesh Mahajan, SVP, GM (Networking and Security Business Unit) Distributed Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) Attackers often use multiple sophisticated techniques to penetrate the network, move laterally within the network in a stealthy manner, and exfiltrate critical data at an appropriate time. Micro-segmentation solutions focused solely on access control can reduce the attack surface — but cannot provide the detection and prevention technologies needed to thwart modern attacks. NSX-T 3.2 introduces several new capabilities focused on detection and prevention of attacks inside the network. Of critical note is that these advanced security solutions do not need network taps, separate monitoring networks, or agents inside each and every workload. Distributed Malware Prevention Lastline’s highly reputed dynamic malware technology is now integrated with NSX Distributed Firewall to deliver an industry-first Distributed Malware Prevention solution. Leveraging the integration with Lastline, a Distributed Firewall embedded within the hypervisor kernel can now identify both “known malicious” as well as “zero day” malware Distributed Behavioral IDS Whereas earlier versions of NSX Distributed IDPS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention System) delivered primarily signature-based detection of intrusions, NSX 3.2 introduces “behavioral” intrusion detection capabilities as well. Even if specific IDS signatures are not triggered, this capability helps customers know whether a workload is seeing any behavioral anomalies, like DNS tunneling or beaconing, for example, that could be a cause for concern. Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) For customers interested in baselining network-wide behavior and identifying anomalous behavior at the aggregated network level, NSX-T 3.2 introduces Distributed Network Traffic Analysis (NTA). Network-wide anomalies like lateral movement, suspicious RDP traffic, and malicious interactions with the Active Directory server, for example, can alert security teams about attacks underway and help them take quick remediation actions. Network Detection and Response (NDR) Alert overload, and resulting fatigue, is a real challenge among security teams. Leveraging advanced AI/ML techniques, the NSX-T 3.2 Network Detection and Response solution consolidates security IOCs from different detection systems like IDS, NTA, malware detection. etc., to provide a ”campaign view” that shows specific attacks in play at that point in time. MITRE ATT&CK visualization helps customers see the specific stage in the kill chain of individual attacks, and the ”time sequence” view helps understand the sequence of events that contributed to the attack on the network. Key Firewall Enhancements While delivering new Advanced Threat Prevention capabilities is one key emphasis for the NSX-T 3.2 release, providing meaningful enhancements for core firewalling capabilities is an equally critical area of innovation. Distributed Firewall for VDS Switchports While NSX-T has thus far supported workloads connected to both overlay-based N-VDS switchports as well as VLAN-based switchports, customers had to move the VLAN switchports from VDS to N-VDS before a Distributed Firewall could be enforced. With NSX-T 3.2, native VLAN DVPGs are supported as-is, without having to move to N-VDS. Effectively, Distributed Security can be achieved in a completely seamless manner without having to modify any networking constructs. Distributed Firewall workflows in vCenter With NSX-T 3.2, we are introducing the ability to create and modify Distributed Firewall rules natively within vCenter. For small- to medium-sized VMware customers, this feature simplifies the user experience by eliminating the need to leverage a separate NSX Manager interface. Advanced User Identification for Distributed and Gateway Firewalls NSX supported user identity-based access control in earlier releases. With NSX-T 3.2, we’re introducing the ability to directly connect to Microsoft Active Directory to support user identity mapping. In addition, for customers who do not use Active Directory for user authentication, NSX also supports VMware vRealize LogInsight as an additional method to carry out user identity mapping. This feature enhancement is applicable for both NSX Distributed Firewall as well as NSX Gateway Firewall. Enhanced L7 Application Identification for Distributed and Gateway Firewalls NSX supported Layer-7 application identification-based access control in earlier releases. With NSX-T 3.2, we are enhancing the signature set to about 750 applications. While several perimeter firewall vendors claim a larger set of Layer-7 application signatures, they focus mostly on internet application identification (like Facebook, for example). Our focus with NSX at this time is on internal applications hosted by enterprises. This feature enhancement is applicable for both NSX Distributed Firewall as well as Gateway Firewalls. NSX Intelligence NSX Intelligence is geared towards delivering unprecedented visibility for all application traffic inside the network and enabling customers to create micro-segmentation policies to reduce the attack surface. It has a processing pipeline that de-dups, aggregates, and correlates East-West traffic to deliver in-depth visibility. Scalability enhancements for NSX Intelligence As application infrastructure grows rapidly, it is vital that one’s security analytics platform can grow with it. With the new release, we have rearchitected the application platform upon which NSX Intelligence runs — moving from a stand-alone appliance to a containerized micro-service architecture powered by Kubernetes. This architectural change future-proofs the Intelligence data lake and allows us to eventually scale out our solution to n-node Kubernetes clusters. Large Enterprise customers that need visibility for application traffic can confidently deploy NSX Intelligence and leverage the enhanced scale it supports. NSX Gateway Firewall While NSX Distributed Firewall focuses on east-west controls within the network, NSX Gateway Firewall is used for securing ingress and egress traffic into and out of a zone. Gateway Firewall Malware Detection NSX Gateway Firewall in the 3.2 release received significant Advanced Threat Detection capabilities. Gateway Firewall can now identify both known as well as zero-day malware ingressing or egressing the network. This new capability is based on the Gateway Firewall integration with Lastline’s highly reputed dynamic network sandbox technology. Gateway Firewall URL Filtering Internal users and applications reaching out to malicious websites is a huge security risk that must be addressed. In addition, enterprises need to limit internet access to comply with corporate internet usage policies. NSX Gateway Firewall in 3.2 introduces the capability to restrict access to internet sites. Access can be limited based on either the category the URL belongs to, or the “reputation” of the URL. The URL to category and reputation mapping is constantly updated by VMware so customer intent is enforced automatically even after many changes in the internet sites themselves.

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Virtualizing Broadband Networks: Q&A with Tom Cloonan and David Grubb

Article | June 11, 2020

The future of broadband networks is fast, pervasive, reliable, and increasingly, virtual. Dell’Oro predicts that virtual CMTS/CCAP revenue will grow from $90 million in 2019 to $418 million worldwide in 2024. While network virtualization is still in its earliest stages of deployment, many operators have begun building their strategy for virtualizing one or more components of their broadband networks.

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STL, VMware and ASOCS unveil end-to-end 5G Enterprise solution at MWC 2022

Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL) | March 04, 2022

STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, together with ASOCS and VMWare, announced the launch of industry's first end-to-end 5G Enterprise solution to address the growing demand for private 5G enterprise connectivity for campus, industrial and venue applications. Unveiled at MWC 2022, where STL demonstrated its All-in 5G offerings, this 5G Enterprise solution will comprise Garuda, STL's O-RAN 5G indoor/outdoor small cells, CYRUS, Open Distributed Unit and Centralised Unit from ASOCS and VMware Edge Compute Stack as the virtualization layer and cloud management . 5G Enterprise networks have proven to be game changers for businesses and are set to have a market value of US$ 14 billion by 2028. These future-ready 5G networks will be enabled by open standards-based architectures and will be able to handle dense environments required for seamless indoor coverage. STL's Garuda small cell radio is ideal for small, medium and large enterprises, supporting more than 30 concurrent user devices per radio. ASOCS' CYRUS, a fully virtualized O-RAN CU/DU enterprise solution, delivers standalone and 5G connectivity in a single software stack. VMware Edge Compute Stack is an edge computing solution that helps to build, run, manage, and protect edge-native applications at the Near and Far Edge. The combination of STL, ASOCS and VMware offers a powerful on-premise fully virtualized and open RAN 5G solution on general purpose servers; this solution can be hosted alongside enterprise IT infrastructure on general purpose commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, seamlessly blending with an enterprise's existing infrastructure. In December 2021, STL & ASOCS had jointly demonstrated the 5G enterprise use-case as a part of the O-RAN Alliance annual plugfest, including the interoperability of Garuda with ASOCS' Distribution Unit/Centralised Unit. Our strong partnership with STL and VMware brings a strong end-to-end Private 5G enterprise network solution which we already see being adopted in Smart Manufacturing and the digital transformation to Industry 4.0. With our CYRUS virtual RAN solution along with STL's Garuda and computation at the edge with VMware, enterprises will be able to easily deploy and manage 5G networks with high high-performance level, security, and flexibility." Gilad Garon, ASOCS CEO Commenting on the solution, Muneyb Minhazuddin, vice president of edge strategy, VMware, said: "We are delighted to associate with STL and ASOCS to bring the 5G enterprise networks solutions to provide compelling benefits to businesses. VMware Edge Compute Stack provides a purpose-built, integrated VM and container-based stack that enables organizations to deploy and secure edge-native apps at the far edge. It will complement STL's Garuda and ASOCS' CYRUS in paving the way for more seamless 5G enterprise connectivity." Speaking on the collaboration, Chris Rice, CEO, Access Solutions, STL, said: "This collaboration is a testament to the benefits of open networking principles - bringing three partners together to offer a very powerful solution to address various 5G Enterprise opportunities, globally. Enterprises will now be able to leverage a robust, secure 5G network that is easy to scale and upgrade and drives greater levels of service efficiency." About STL - Sterlite Technologies Ltd STL is a leading integrator of digital networks providing All-in 5G solutions. Our capabilities across wireless connectivity, optical networking, software, and services, place us amongst the top 5G RAN vendors by Gartner. These capabilities are built on open-source and converged architectures helping telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks, and large enterprises deliver next-gen experiences to their customers. STL partners with service providers globally in achieving a green and sustainable digital future in alignment with UN SDG goals. STL has a strong global presence in India, Italy, the UK, the US, China, and Brazil.

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Arrcus and VMware Enable Operational Agility with Hyperscale Networking Solution

Arrcus | March 01, 2022

Mobile World Congress 2022 – Arrcus’ virtualized routing solution, Arrcus ACE 2.0, is now interoperable with VMware Telco Cloud Platform, enabling service providers to dynamically direct network traffic to the compute environment that best meets workload requirements. The solution gives flexibility and operational agility as they deploy a variety of workloads across private, public and edge clouds. The next generation of modern apps requires a modern networking architecture. One that can deliver reliable scale, predictable performance, and seamless orchestration. Running Arrcus ACE 2.0 on VMware Telco Cloud Platform, service providers can modernize their network to become more dynamic, scalable and efficient.” Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president of product management and partner ecosystems, Service Provider & Edge, VMware VMware Telco Cloud Platform provides a single platform on top of which service providers can run and manage all containerized network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs). Arrcus ACE 2.0 provides a multi-cloud networking (MCN) platform that enables organizations to tightly integrate their data center network and public cloud infrastructure. By running Arrcus ACE 2.0 on VMware Telco Cloud Platform, service providers can take a more discreet approach to route optimization for specific data from source to destination, such as routing hyperscaler specific traffic to improve performance, scale, and efficiency of data plane communication. Sreekanth Kannan, vice president of product management and marketing at Arrcus, said, “We are seeing a convergence of networking and compute transformation driven by the emergence of modern apps. Arrcus and VMware are partnering to help global enterprises and telecommunication service providers to navigate these shifts and set them up to deliver new services more efficiently and cost-effectively to their customers.” Arrcus is proud to announce it has grown the partnership with VMware by joining the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program and is now a certified member of the “Ready for Telco Cloud” program. Arrcus ACE platform, based on modern architectural tenets, is a fully programmable, massively scalable, modular, extensible software that enables customers to cost-effectively design, deploy and manage their network infrastructure. VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program enables hardware and software vendors with the tools and resources they need to build and deliver their solutions on VMware infrastructure. Partners can develop, test, integrate, certify/validate and package products with VMware products and services and then publish their joint solutions on the VMware Marketplace to our shared customers. Arrcus achieves “Ready for Telco Cloud” certification. The VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program certifies that Arrcus network functions interoperate with the VMware Telco Cloud platform to support communications service providers to accelerate the deployment of 5G workloads and more. The Arrcus ACE platform is now available in the VMware Marketplace for immediate consumption. About Arrcus Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

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Mobileum and VoerEir Partner to Provide End-to-End Service Assurance and Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Testing and Benchmarking

Mobileum | February 25, 2022

Mobileum Inc., a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing and service assurance, and subscriber intelligence, is pleased to announce their technology partnership with VoerEir, an award-winning edge cloud technology company. The partnership between Mobileum and VoerEir creates the most comprehensive and powerful test platform for end-to-end Service Assurance and network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) benchmarking, certification, and validation. Combining Mobileum's SITE active test solution with VoerEir's TOUCHSTONE test suite provides a vertically integrated, full-stack testing solution that enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to test services and infrastructure from end-to-end. From the lab to the live network and from virtual and cloud-native network functions and applications (VNF/CNF) to the end device - all in a fully automated manner. Extensive RESTful API and automation capabilities allow the joint solution to be integrated into Telco Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and provide an essential Continuous Testing (CT) component. Gabriel Chiriacescu, Mobileum's SVP for Testing and Service Assurance said: "The virtualized network infrastructure is the foundation on which 5G and future 6G cellular networks are being built. Assuring the NFVI's strict SLAs are met should be top of mind for all communication service providers. Together with VoerEir, we are proud to offer our global customers a best-in-class solution that ensures their next-generation networks are performing as expected." We are excited to announce this cooperation with Mobileum, which will provide our customers with the most comprehensive end-to-end testing solution for network applications (VNF/CNF), infrastructure (NFVI), and devices. VoerEir has been working steadily over the past six years to develop the best automated NVFI performance testing solution in the industry, and thanks to this partnership, we can prepare for the next level of growth." Javier Garcia Gomez, VoerEir´s CEO VoerEir's Touchstone Platform enables Telco operators to facilitate the benchmarking of multiple telco cloud environments spanning across multiple data centers. It provides support for Openstack and Kubernetes environments using an advanced test engine developed by VoerEir. The Touchstone platform includes a wide array of features for environment benchmarking, report management, and Enhanced Platform Aware (EPA) test suites. It is a leading-edge platform for cloud environment test automation, benchmarking, certification, and validation. The Mobileum-VoerEir partnership marks an important breakthrough for operators looking to accelerate their 5G rollouts and scale 5G and Edge testing capabilities. It also highlights Mobileum's open collaboration strategy of working alongside technology partners to integrate and expand its analytics capabilities to help CSPs meet their subscribers' rising service performance standards and expectations. About Mobileum Inc. Mobileum is a leading provider of Telecom analytics solutions for roaming, core network, security, risk management, domestic and international connectivity testing, and customer intelligence. More than 1,000 customers rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics solutions, allowing customers to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Australia, Germany, Greece, India, Portugal, Singapore, UK, and United Arab Emirates. About VoerEir AB VoerEir AB offers Touchstone, a test tool to facilitate telco cloud testing, deployment, and operation. VoerEir is headquartered in Kista (Sweden) and supplies its test suite and services to Tier-1 Telecommunication Operators and Vendors operating in several countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

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STL, VMware and ASOCS unveil end-to-end 5G Enterprise solution at MWC 2022

Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL) | March 04, 2022

STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, together with ASOCS and VMWare, announced the launch of industry's first end-to-end 5G Enterprise solution to address the growing demand for private 5G enterprise connectivity for campus, industrial and venue applications. Unveiled at MWC 2022, where STL demonstrated its All-in 5G offerings, this 5G Enterprise solution will comprise Garuda, STL's O-RAN 5G indoor/outdoor small cells, CYRUS, Open Distributed Unit and Centralised Unit from ASOCS and VMware Edge Compute Stack as the virtualization layer and cloud management . 5G Enterprise networks have proven to be game changers for businesses and are set to have a market value of US$ 14 billion by 2028. These future-ready 5G networks will be enabled by open standards-based architectures and will be able to handle dense environments required for seamless indoor coverage. STL's Garuda small cell radio is ideal for small, medium and large enterprises, supporting more than 30 concurrent user devices per radio. ASOCS' CYRUS, a fully virtualized O-RAN CU/DU enterprise solution, delivers standalone and 5G connectivity in a single software stack. VMware Edge Compute Stack is an edge computing solution that helps to build, run, manage, and protect edge-native applications at the Near and Far Edge. The combination of STL, ASOCS and VMware offers a powerful on-premise fully virtualized and open RAN 5G solution on general purpose servers; this solution can be hosted alongside enterprise IT infrastructure on general purpose commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, seamlessly blending with an enterprise's existing infrastructure. In December 2021, STL & ASOCS had jointly demonstrated the 5G enterprise use-case as a part of the O-RAN Alliance annual plugfest, including the interoperability of Garuda with ASOCS' Distribution Unit/Centralised Unit. Our strong partnership with STL and VMware brings a strong end-to-end Private 5G enterprise network solution which we already see being adopted in Smart Manufacturing and the digital transformation to Industry 4.0. With our CYRUS virtual RAN solution along with STL's Garuda and computation at the edge with VMware, enterprises will be able to easily deploy and manage 5G networks with high high-performance level, security, and flexibility." Gilad Garon, ASOCS CEO Commenting on the solution, Muneyb Minhazuddin, vice president of edge strategy, VMware, said: "We are delighted to associate with STL and ASOCS to bring the 5G enterprise networks solutions to provide compelling benefits to businesses. VMware Edge Compute Stack provides a purpose-built, integrated VM and container-based stack that enables organizations to deploy and secure edge-native apps at the far edge. It will complement STL's Garuda and ASOCS' CYRUS in paving the way for more seamless 5G enterprise connectivity." Speaking on the collaboration, Chris Rice, CEO, Access Solutions, STL, said: "This collaboration is a testament to the benefits of open networking principles - bringing three partners together to offer a very powerful solution to address various 5G Enterprise opportunities, globally. Enterprises will now be able to leverage a robust, secure 5G network that is easy to scale and upgrade and drives greater levels of service efficiency." About STL - Sterlite Technologies Ltd STL is a leading integrator of digital networks providing All-in 5G solutions. Our capabilities across wireless connectivity, optical networking, software, and services, place us amongst the top 5G RAN vendors by Gartner. These capabilities are built on open-source and converged architectures helping telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks, and large enterprises deliver next-gen experiences to their customers. STL partners with service providers globally in achieving a green and sustainable digital future in alignment with UN SDG goals. STL has a strong global presence in India, Italy, the UK, the US, China, and Brazil.

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Arrcus and VMware Enable Operational Agility with Hyperscale Networking Solution

Arrcus | March 01, 2022

Mobile World Congress 2022 – Arrcus’ virtualized routing solution, Arrcus ACE 2.0, is now interoperable with VMware Telco Cloud Platform, enabling service providers to dynamically direct network traffic to the compute environment that best meets workload requirements. The solution gives flexibility and operational agility as they deploy a variety of workloads across private, public and edge clouds. The next generation of modern apps requires a modern networking architecture. One that can deliver reliable scale, predictable performance, and seamless orchestration. Running Arrcus ACE 2.0 on VMware Telco Cloud Platform, service providers can modernize their network to become more dynamic, scalable and efficient.” Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president of product management and partner ecosystems, Service Provider & Edge, VMware VMware Telco Cloud Platform provides a single platform on top of which service providers can run and manage all containerized network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs). Arrcus ACE 2.0 provides a multi-cloud networking (MCN) platform that enables organizations to tightly integrate their data center network and public cloud infrastructure. By running Arrcus ACE 2.0 on VMware Telco Cloud Platform, service providers can take a more discreet approach to route optimization for specific data from source to destination, such as routing hyperscaler specific traffic to improve performance, scale, and efficiency of data plane communication. Sreekanth Kannan, vice president of product management and marketing at Arrcus, said, “We are seeing a convergence of networking and compute transformation driven by the emergence of modern apps. Arrcus and VMware are partnering to help global enterprises and telecommunication service providers to navigate these shifts and set them up to deliver new services more efficiently and cost-effectively to their customers.” Arrcus is proud to announce it has grown the partnership with VMware by joining the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program and is now a certified member of the “Ready for Telco Cloud” program. Arrcus ACE platform, based on modern architectural tenets, is a fully programmable, massively scalable, modular, extensible software that enables customers to cost-effectively design, deploy and manage their network infrastructure. VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program enables hardware and software vendors with the tools and resources they need to build and deliver their solutions on VMware infrastructure. Partners can develop, test, integrate, certify/validate and package products with VMware products and services and then publish their joint solutions on the VMware Marketplace to our shared customers. Arrcus achieves “Ready for Telco Cloud” certification. The VMware Ready for Telco Cloud program certifies that Arrcus network functions interoperate with the VMware Telco Cloud platform to support communications service providers to accelerate the deployment of 5G workloads and more. The Arrcus ACE platform is now available in the VMware Marketplace for immediate consumption. About Arrcus Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

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Mobileum and VoerEir Partner to Provide End-to-End Service Assurance and Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure Testing and Benchmarking

Mobileum | February 25, 2022

Mobileum Inc., a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing and service assurance, and subscriber intelligence, is pleased to announce their technology partnership with VoerEir, an award-winning edge cloud technology company. The partnership between Mobileum and VoerEir creates the most comprehensive and powerful test platform for end-to-end Service Assurance and network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) benchmarking, certification, and validation. Combining Mobileum's SITE active test solution with VoerEir's TOUCHSTONE test suite provides a vertically integrated, full-stack testing solution that enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to test services and infrastructure from end-to-end. From the lab to the live network and from virtual and cloud-native network functions and applications (VNF/CNF) to the end device - all in a fully automated manner. Extensive RESTful API and automation capabilities allow the joint solution to be integrated into Telco Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and provide an essential Continuous Testing (CT) component. Gabriel Chiriacescu, Mobileum's SVP for Testing and Service Assurance said: "The virtualized network infrastructure is the foundation on which 5G and future 6G cellular networks are being built. Assuring the NFVI's strict SLAs are met should be top of mind for all communication service providers. Together with VoerEir, we are proud to offer our global customers a best-in-class solution that ensures their next-generation networks are performing as expected." We are excited to announce this cooperation with Mobileum, which will provide our customers with the most comprehensive end-to-end testing solution for network applications (VNF/CNF), infrastructure (NFVI), and devices. VoerEir has been working steadily over the past six years to develop the best automated NVFI performance testing solution in the industry, and thanks to this partnership, we can prepare for the next level of growth." Javier Garcia Gomez, VoerEir´s CEO VoerEir's Touchstone Platform enables Telco operators to facilitate the benchmarking of multiple telco cloud environments spanning across multiple data centers. It provides support for Openstack and Kubernetes environments using an advanced test engine developed by VoerEir. The Touchstone platform includes a wide array of features for environment benchmarking, report management, and Enhanced Platform Aware (EPA) test suites. It is a leading-edge platform for cloud environment test automation, benchmarking, certification, and validation. The Mobileum-VoerEir partnership marks an important breakthrough for operators looking to accelerate their 5G rollouts and scale 5G and Edge testing capabilities. It also highlights Mobileum's open collaboration strategy of working alongside technology partners to integrate and expand its analytics capabilities to help CSPs meet their subscribers' rising service performance standards and expectations. About Mobileum Inc. Mobileum is a leading provider of Telecom analytics solutions for roaming, core network, security, risk management, domestic and international connectivity testing, and customer intelligence. More than 1,000 customers rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics solutions, allowing customers to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Australia, Germany, Greece, India, Portugal, Singapore, UK, and United Arab Emirates. About VoerEir AB VoerEir AB offers Touchstone, a test tool to facilitate telco cloud testing, deployment, and operation. VoerEir is headquartered in Kista (Sweden) and supplies its test suite and services to Tier-1 Telecommunication Operators and Vendors operating in several countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

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