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June 30, 2015 08:00 ET

Altera, Brain4Net and CertusNet Join the OPNFV Project to Accelerate Open Source NFV

New Members Commit to Advance Open Source Network Functions Virtualization

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV, today announced that Altera, Brain4Net and CertusNet have joined as Silver members. Launched in September 2014, the OPNFV project is supported by 60 member companies who are committed to advance the creation of a flexible, open source framework for NFV.

The project has united over 100 developers from service providers and commercial suppliers to collaborate on the development of a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform for NFV. The community recently delivered its first software release, Arno, which sets the foundation necessary to build the NFV reference platform.

"Collaboration is key to accelerating the open source software development of NFV, and with Arno now available, we're seeing that vision materialize," said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. "We look forward to the contributions our newest members will bring to the community with their knowledge of FPGA technologies, orchestration and control solutions for SDN and VNF."

More on the newest OPNFV members, listed in alphabetical order:

Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system on chips (SoCs), complex, programmable logic devices (CPLDs), and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

"As Altera continues to innovate and offer competitive products and technologies to meet the demands of future networks, we find it important to support OPNFV," said Francis Chow, vice president and general manager of Altera's Communications Business Unit. "Our knowledge of FPGA technology for the wireless industry will add value to building the de facto industry standard NFV platform."

The Brain4 Net platform delivers comprehensive network orchestration and control solutions for multi-vendor network infrastructures. It provides network orchestration platform, SDN controller and set Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). Their approach helps organizations bring agility to networks, improve network service chaining and reduce both CAPEX and OPEX for network infrastructure deployment and operations.

"We're excited to become part of the OPNFV community and share our expertise to speed the implementation of open source NFV," said Oleg Schapov, CEO, Brain4Net. "We realize the power that open source software has in bringing innovative network solutions to market faster, and we're eager to bring Brain4Net's expertise in SDN, NFV and orchestration to the project."

CertusNet is a leading innovation-driven provider of core technologies and Elastic Network solutions in China. The company focuses on elastic cloud services, triple play streaming media monitoring, smart city business platform and customer experience assurance. The company offers a full suite of products and solutions including: Elastic network based on SDN & NFV, end-to-end customer experience assurance (CEA), and Elastic cloud services.

"OPNFV's approach to open source NFV benefits the entire industry, and we look forward to sharing our expertise in cloud computing, virtualized network function, and service assurance to help accelerate open NFV adoption," said Dr. PeiZhuan Qian, VP, CertusNet. "We are pleased to be joining the OPNFV community and can't wait to see where the project goes in the coming months."

Anyone can participate in the OPNFV community regardless of affiliation or location. Technology contributions, concepts or ideas can be shared here. Join the discussions, listen to the debates and contribute to the advancement of open source NFV.

About Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit: http://www.opnfv.org.

OPNFV is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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