Enea | June 04, 2020
The services will be based on Enea NFV Access, a virtualization platform for universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE).
Furthermore, Enea NFV Access is open and supports virtually any network environment and SD-WAN or SASE workload.
Before entering into the agreement with Enea, Videns tested several uCPE virtualization solutions.
Enea, a global supplier of innovative software components for telecommunications and cybersecurity, and Videns IT Services, a network independent service provider delivering fully managed SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services, today announced that they have entered into a partnership enabling Videns to deliver second-generation SD-WAN solutions and services to customers worldwide. The services will be based on Enea NFV Access, a virtualization platform for universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE).
We see our partnership with Enea as strategically important. With Enea NFV Access we are able to deliver our services and solutions on a standardized platform called Videns Intelligent Edge. This approach offers significant benefits to Videns and our enterprise customers,
Ferran van den Berg, Director Sales and Business Development at Videns.
Benefits include a more efficient service delivery process since the hardware is fully separated and uniform across all network services. Furthermore, Enea NFV Access is open and supports virtually any network environment and SD-WAN or SASE workload. This means that vendor lock-in situations will be avoided, and that customized solutions can always be offered.
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The new partnership strengthens Videns IT Services' value proposition to its customers by using a single appliance to run multiple services such as SD-WAN, Firewall, Application Monitoring, and even services such as local Active Directory controller, file or print servers or VoIP gateways. This allows international organizations to extend corporate IT to their branch offices in the most efficient and flexible way.
Before entering into the agreement with Enea, Videns tested several uCPE virtualization solutions. Ferran van den Berg: "We choose Enea's virtualization platform because it provides the best fit with our needs. Enea NFV Access is tailor-made for uCPE environments and user friendly, which is an important factor for us as network specialists. And last but not least, we were very impressed with the proactive support we received from Enea during the evaluation process."
Videns IT Service is a great example of a new kind of innovative service provider with focus on flexible and agile networking services, exactly in line with enterprise needs for digital transformation. By working with Enea, Videns IT Services can provide a second-generation SD-WAN platform with unrivaled flexibility to match the high pace of innovation and change in enterprise networking,
Adrian Leufven, Senior Vice President the OS Business Unit at Enea.
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Enea is a world-leading supplier of innovative software components for telecommunications and cybersecurity. Focus areas are cloud-native, 5G-ready products for mobile core, network virtualization, and traffic intelligence. More than 3 billion people rely on Enea technologies in their daily lives.
BlackBerry Limited | October 14, 2021
BlackBerry Limited announced the availability of a QNX Hypervisor and VIRTIO-based reference design to virtualize Android Automotive OS on the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, helping automakers to deliver the ultimate cockpit experience while accelerating time to market.
The automotive industry is consolidating disparate in-cabin functionality such as digital instrument clusters, infotainment and heads-up display into unified digital cockpit architectures all running on a single, extremely powerful underlying system-on-chip (SoC). This mixed-criticality architecture tightens the integration between previously discrete in-cabin functionality to deliver a cockpit domain controller solution supporting a unified user experience for the consumer while simultaneously reducing overall cost.
VIRTIO is an open standard that defines the interface between Android Automotive OS and the underlying hypervisor to deliver the full Android Automotive OS experience. The combination of the QNX Hypervisor and QNX's VIRTIO implementation allows Android Automotive OS to run out of the box without modification. This allows systems deployed in the field to easily upgrade to newer versions of Android Automotive OS as they are released.
While the VIRTIO interface is standardized, the implementation of the interface is not. The BlackBerry QNX reference has been extended to support dynamic graphics sharing between Android Automotive OS applications in the infotainment domain and the digital instrument cluster, shared Vulkan drawstream support and system-wide audio management to holistically manage all sound within the vehicle. The BlackBerry QNX VIRTIO implementation adds 10 additional virtual devices to the existing 25 currently available in the QNX Hypervisor family of products.
The QNX hypervisor-based reference design incorporates an infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS and a digital instrument cluster virtualized by the QNX Hypervisor and running on a single Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform. This architecture will also allow automotive manufacturers to enjoy the freedom from interference necessary to achieve safety certifications while delivering the full Android Automotive OS experience.
The reference design demonstrates fast-boot and sharing of audio, graphics, video (camera), touchscreen, vehicle HAL sharing, USB and streaming video between the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS enabling Tier 1s and OEMs to deliver the ultimate cockpit experience.
BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 195M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.
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Keysight Technologies, Inc | August 25, 2021
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced it has joined Google Cloud’s partner initiative to support agile orchestration of innovative 5G services at the network edge.
A growing number of mobile operators are leveraging cloud and edge computing to bring high-speed, low-latency and secure connectivity to the network edge while optimizing operational efficiencies. Keysight joined Google Cloud’s partner initiative to enable a cloud-centric 5G ecosystem to connect a software-driven infrastructure from the edge of the radio access network (RAN) to the core.
“As a Google Cloud partner, Keysight will support service providers transitioning to cloud and edge computing, which are needed for delivering advanced applications and use cases such as streaming media, cloud gaming, connected vehicles, private wireless networks and immersive experiences,” said Scott Bryden, vice president of Keysight’s operator industry solutions group. “Keysight’s solutions across wireless and wireline technologies enable hyperscalers and mobile operators to create unified, heterogenous networks that support a wide range of use cases, requirements and applications.”
Telecom providers are migrating network and application operations to cloud-native, container-based solutions. 5G deployments in standalone (SA) mode using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware with open standard interfaces are accelerating virtualization RAN architectures and network slicing technology. This digital transformation is unlocking innovation at the network edge with real-time data processing that is closer to where data is collected and consumed.
“Low latency access to cloud capabilities and applications is increasingly important for businesses operating at the network edge,” said Tanuj Raja, Global Head, Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “We’re delighted to partner with Keysight to help communications service providers roll out cloud native 5G quickly and cost effectively, and ultimately to enable greater connectivity for customers at the edge.”
Keysight offers a wide range of solutions for validating early designs, system interoperability and performance, network and end-point security, as well as compliance to 3GPP and O-RAN specifications. Keysight’s end-to-end solution portfolio, built on common hardware and software platforms, enables a cloud-centric ecosystem to speed deployment of multi-access edge computing (MEC), network function virtualization (NFV) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology. This allows mobile operators to confidently orchestrate innovative wireless connectivity services at the edge of the network.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.2B in fiscal year 2020.