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September 15, 2016 08:00 ET

RIFT.io Collaborates With Wind River to Accelerate Deployment of NFV Solutions

Companies Validate RIFT.ware and Titanium Server as a Production-Ready Solution for Carrier-Grade Networks

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - RIFT.io, the provider of the first, only, and complete open-source network service virtualization (NSV) platform, today announced it has tested and validated its RIFT.ware platform to be interoperable with the Wind River Titanium Server, as a carrier-grade network functions virtualization (NFV) solution ready for deployment in production networks.

RIFT.io has completed the required testing and validation process as part of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV. This successful collaboration enables service providers and TEMs to confidently to select this pre-validated solution to deploy new virtual network functions (VNFs) and services at massive scale over any cloud.

RIFT.ware leverages the economics and capabilities of hyperscale public and private clouds to solve the complexity of virtualizing network functions and services. RIFT.io's solution approach is through highly scalable management and orchestration (MANO) capabilities using open source, model-driven, standard descriptors, which fosters industry-wide innovation and prevents single vendor lock-in. RIFT.io recently made the latest version of the RIFT.ware platform, v.4.3, generally available for download as an open-source project or as a commercial version with full support and maintenance from the company.

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.

As part of this collaboration, the two companies also announced inclusions into their respective partner ecosystem programs. Specifically, Wind River will be joining RIFT.io's RIFT.ready partner program, which has the explicit goal of accelerating SDN/NFV adoption and further developing the multi-billion dollar public/private/hybrid cloud services markets. RIFT.io is now officially a member of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV.

"In order for NFV to truly take off as the de facto architecture of the modern service networks, carriers and operators need to be able to connect the 'islands' of deployment that have fragmented the industry and slowed adoption," said Vincent Spinelli, SVP of Global Sales and Marketing, RIFT.io. "Our successful collaboration with Wind River is another key step in broadening the ecosystem to shrink the time-to-market for production-ready solutions."

"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 program, we are partnering with leaders such as RIFT.io to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their 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 high-value services."

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About RIFT.io
RIFT.io provides the open source standard platform for the construction and automated deployment of scalable, virtualized network services. RIFT.io technology and services empower enterprises to successfully deploy virtualized network services on private and hybrid cloud, and accelerate service providers' efforts to deploy NFV-enabled virtualized networks. Any network application built with RIFT.io technology can intelligently take advantage of any cloud's unique capabilities and operate at any scale. RIFT.io is a privately held, global company with office in the United States and India. For more information about Rift.io, visit http://riftio.com/. Follow us at @RIFT_io.

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