SOURCE: Vyatta


January 19, 2010 08:00 ET

Global Telecom Goes Virtual With Vyatta Network OS

Virtual Machines Provide Powerful Differentiation for Business Services

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced a multi-million dollar, large-scale deployment plan with one of the world's largest telecommunications providers. In preparation for launching under the telecom's renowned brand in the coming months, a private briefing for key industry analysts was conducted recently under NDA.

By deploying tens of thousands of Vyatta virtual machines across the network infrastructure, the telecom is able to provide a new breed of dynamic business services while simultaneously eliminating entire classes of proprietary hardware-based devices. This capability, unique to Vyatta's software-based approach to networking, has enabled transformational technology and business strategy for the telecom.

"Service providers that are able to leverage advances in virtualization and networking are in a unique position to bring to market the next-generation of premises-based equipment and services for Enterprise branch offices. This technology will simplify the management and deployment of edge devices and services and fundamentally alter the economics of managed service delivery," said Joe Skorupa, research vice president at Gartner.

"This is the world's first highly virtualized telecom infrastructure," said Kelly Herrell, Vyatta CEO. "The technological foresight of our partner is truly impressive. With one modern offering they achieve what every telecom desires: radically lower costs, multiple revenue streams, and differentiation to attract and retain business customers. It's central to their business strategy."

Vyatta's open networking approach has produced an intense disruption to the industry. With a rapidly-growing community and customer validation around the world, the rate of Vyatta's adoption is surprising many people.

"The networking industry is rapidly realizing the strategic importance of what Vyatta enables," added Herrell. "Whether it's the ability to create advanced solutions using virtualization, or to integrate networking functionality into cloud computing environments, network designers have the freedom to enable the services they need while at the same time leveraging the superb performance and economics provided by x86 hardware. We will continue to build on our momentum as we pursue our mission to fundamentally alter the networking industry."

About Vyatta

Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500, are connected and protected by Vyatta software and appliances. For more information, please visit

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