Kontron joins NFV.net

Vendor Forum Co-Founded by Sandvine Dedicated to Accelerating the Adoption of NFV

WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Kontron, a global provider of telecom and cloud COTS infrastructure has joined NFV.net, a forum of leading technology vendors dedicated to fostering adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV).

NFV.net is an invitation-only alliance of best-of-breed vendors, with only one or two key players representing each key network function. Members are selected both for their technology and thought leadership, as well as full commitment to delivering a real-life, demonstrable, pre-integrated solution with other partners in NFV.net.

Kontron was selected to join NFV.net due to their expertise and leadership in designing both carrier grade and telco cloud commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms, such as the SYMKLOUD Series of converged modular servers. These high-density and ultra-dependable platforms are ideal for massively scalable SDN and NFV infrastructure deployments.

In a single 2U enclosure, Kontron SYMKLOUD platforms pack up to nine hot-swappable modular servers (each with single or dual independent x86 nodes) and two OpenFlow-ready 10GbE switches – greatly improving the economics of CSP infrastructure.
 
Equally compelling is its separation of data and management planes to ensure that even the most intense peaks in data traffic loads will not undermine the platform's responsiveness to automated re-configurations or re-allocations of resources – critical for safeguarding service levels to the customer.

"Kontron's modular, high-density SYMKLOUD hardware gives service providers a highly economical physical capacity that serves as the ideal environment to deploy the solutions that NFV.net member companies offer," said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.

"We are excited to begin work with our NFV.net partners to develop solutions that demonstrate network functions virtualization is ready for wide-scale deployment," said Robert Courteau, Executive V.P., Communications BU, Kontron.

Vendors wishing to join NFV.net can find more information on the website.

Visit Sandvine and Kontron representatives for more information during the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 12 -15, 2015.

ABOUT KONTRON
Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications.

With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world's embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.

Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol "KBC."


Media Contacts


Europe, Middle East and Africa


Bettina Missy

Martin Farjah

Kontron

Profil Marketing

Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086-254

Tel: +49 (531) 387 33 22

bettina.missy@kontron.com

m.farjah@profil-marketing.com


North America


Brian Surrett

Annette Keller

Kontron Tel: +1 858.623.3093

Keller Communications

brian.surrett@kontron.com

Tel: +1 707 947 7232


annettekeller@sbcglobal.net

Asia Pacific


Brian Surrett

Martin Farjah

Kontron

Profil Marketing

Tel: +1 858.623.3093

Tel: +49 (531) 387 33 22

brian.surrett@kontron.com

m.farjah@profil-marketing.com

ABOUT SANDVINE
Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine's Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine's networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes.  Sandvine's products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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SOURCE Sandvine

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