Clouds coming to Carriers Telecom Gear - NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)

In data centers we take Virtualization for granted.  The software defined data center with software defined network and storage are part of the package.  Another part though is the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Telecom Carriers.

Wind River has their press release announcing HP partnership.

Wind River to Create Carrier Grade NFV-Ready Server Platform with HP
NEWS HIGHLIGHTSWind River products in certification include open source real-time kernel virtualization, a market-leading embedded Linux distribution, and carrier grade software registered with CGL 5.0 specification.Wind River and HP are enabling complete carrier grade servers ready to address an evolving network infrastructure with demanding NFV and IoT needs.Wind River will become a preferred software vendor for HP NFV-ready servers. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has announced that it is working with HP to certify Wind River networking and communications software on Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-compliant HP ProLiant servers.-

Both HP and Dell have web pages for NEBS compliant servers.

HP carrier-grade servers

HP carrier-grade platforms—reliable, flexible, scalable, and ready to support your NFV project. 

Dell’s OEM Solution for telecommunications blends Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-certified reliability, cost-effective components for high volume, and Dell’s established, high-ranking services and support. These pre-configured servers are based on open standards to help maximize compatibility, scalability and expandability for the highest possible level of stability, when and where you need it most. That way, Dell’s NEBS-compliant solutions can bring you lower operational expenses, better profitability and simplified operations so your technology leaders can focus on what matters: truly innovating to better serve your customers and the world.












You have the traditional equipment with their NFV efforts.  Also today is Alcatel-Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent delivers suite of virtualized network functions, ushering in the next phase of mobile ultra-broadband for service providers

Alcatel-Lucent's bold NFV roadmap, including virtual EPC, IMS and LTE RAN helps Mobile Network Operators become more efficient, responsive and innovative


PARIS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (euronext paris and nyse:ALU) is delivering a portfolio of virtualized mobile network function applications – evolved packet core (EPC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and radio access network (RAN) - and extending them to the cloud. Mobile operators will deploy these network applications to drive breakthrough scalability and elasticity, becoming more agile, efficient and responsive as they innovate with new service offerings, speed deployments on a massive scale and expand into new markets.

Last week Ericsson.


Launch: Evolved Packet Core provided in a virtualized mode industrializes NFV
2014-02-12 Categories: Press Releases Download: 
  • Virtualization enables fast time to market of new business solutions such as M2M, enterprise and distributed cloud MBB for fast growing markets 
  • Ericsson's industry-leading Evolved Packet Core solution provided in a virtualized mode with feature compatibility for efficient cloud transformation 
  • End-to-end support provided for operator  transformation to cloud and NFV 

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) provides important mechanisms to make operator networks more agile and operationally efficient. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is now bringing NFV to an industrial scale with a full suite of virtualized network applications, combined with consulting and systems integration services. Based on an open, telecom-grade cloud execution environment, efficient end-to-end solutions and more flexible deployments are enabled.