SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 10, 2016 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced the formal validation of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect as a carrier-grade SD-WAN Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution for Wind River Titanium Server, the industry’s first fully integrated and feature-complete network virtualization software platform.
By validating EdgeConnect on the Titanium Server, service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEM) deploying infrastructure based on the Wind River Titanium Server NFV platform can now offer an industry leading carrier-grade Silver Peak SD-WAN solution as part of their overall NFV offering. Service providers and TEMs can select from a broad range of NFV infrastructure solutions with the confidence of knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and production network ready.
Silver Peak has successfully completed the testing and validation process as part of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV. This validation ensures that EdgeConnect can be easily integrated into Titanium NFV deployments, enabling service providers and TEMs to speed service agility and drive revenue growth.
The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution is comprised of three fully integrated components. The foundational component, EdgeConnect, is available as a range of physical or virtual appliances that provide secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies without compromising application performance. The Unity Orchestrator management system provides unprecedented levels of visibility into both legacy and cloud applications, along with the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control WAN traffic across the distributed enterprise. Unity Boost, an optional WAN Optimization performance pack, further optimizes application performance and transport of large data sets over distance.
“As enterprise IT organizations evaluate SD-WAN solutions to connect branch and remote office workers to distributed applications, they are also turning to service providers to evaluate turnkey managed services based on NFV,” said Nav Chander, senior director of service provider marketing, Silver Peak. “Service providers can now confidently offer and accelerate the deployment of a full range of NFV-based managed services, including SD-WAN, knowing that Silver Peak EdgeConnect has been fully validated on Titanium Server.”
“Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “With validation through our Titanium Cloud ecosystem, we are partnering with leaders like Silver Peak to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs that are deploying NFV across their production networks. Titanium Server provides a foundation for carrier-grade NFV infrastructure, and by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements, service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new managed NFV-based services."
Titanium Server is a carrier-grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the carrier-grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack®, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel architecture platforms.