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Metaswitch Networks

August 21, 2013 04:00 ET

Metaswitch Networks Adds Expertise to CloudNFV

Project Clearwater to Be Part of the Multi-Vendor Virtual Network Function Demonstrations

LONDON--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Metaswitch Networks today announced it has become the first integration partner named as part of CloudNFV.

Metaswitch will be providing support for Project Clearwater as part of CloudNFV's larger technology demonstration framework. Project Clearwater, an open source effort supported by Metaswitch, is often described as what a real virtualized network function should look like in service provider networks.

"We're pleased to have Metaswitch as our first official integration partner for CloudNFV," says Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp. and the architect of CloudNFV. "What attracted us to Project Clearwater was the fact that it was at the leading edge of cloud-hosted network function design, a real prototype of how cloud-based network functionality will be built in the future."

"It's great to be working with the CloudNFV team and supporting the ongoing research into the implementation of NFV and cloud-based applications in service provider networks," says Martin Taylor, Metaswitch's chief technical officer. "Project Clearwater is already enjoying operator interest and support in various regions around the world, and Metaswitch is eager to help as these companies make moves toward becoming software telcos."

About CloudNFV

CloudNFV is a platform designed to test the integration of cloud computing, software defined networking, network functions virtualization and the Telemanagement Forum management framework in an open way for the benefit of modern network operators. It is a collaboration of six founding companies, including 6WIND, CIMI Corp., Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Overture Networks and Qosmos. For more information, visit http://cloudnfv.com/

About Project Clearwater

Project Clearwater is a cloud-based, scalable, flexible, open source communications engine. It provides the key building blocks for any company or network operator wanting to launch an over-the-top voice, video or messaging service. More information for Project Clearwater is available at: http://projectclearwater.org.

About Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor is chief technical officer at Metaswitch Networks and one of the leading experts on guiding traditional network operators down the path of becoming software telcos. He's been working with IMS since 2004 and is project owner for Project Clearwater. He's also an active participant in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric future. True to its tagline -- "The brains of the new global network" -- Metaswitch develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. Hundreds of network operators worldwide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable and scalable communications experience. For more information, please visit http://www.metaswitch.com.

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