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VMware is Shaping the Future of NFV at Mobile World Congress 2017

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VMware will have a significant presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress, including a range of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) demonstrations and presentations at our booth in hall 3, stand K10. Continue reading

Brocade and Versa Networks certify for vCloud NFV

Having  announced the VMware Ready certification program for NFV at last month’s VMworld event in Barcelona, two of VMware’s leading technology partners have completed the formal certificatVMWReady-LGO-NTWK-FNCTNS-VIRTZTN-Metalion process to become VMware Ready for NFV.

The VMware Ready program designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products and solutions created by our established partners. The accreditation builds customer confidence and accelerates partner opportunity.

Brocade and Versa Networks have already shown leadership in delivering real-world NFV solutions to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) running on the VMware virtualization platform. The VMware Ready certification provides CSPs with the confidence that NFV solutions will deploy, run, and interoperate with vCloud NFV.

Brocade vEPC is a software-based fully virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) designed from the ground-up for a virtualized environment that consists of independent slices of control, data, and session management. This design is free of the redundant functionality and inter-node interfaces that increase costs and reduce performance in hardware-based packet cores. With Brocade vEPC you have any-size network with linear performance scaling on Intel x86 servers for cost-effective business growth.

Versa Networks FlexVNF software provides a broad set of carrier-grade virtualized network and security functions (VNF) that can scale out/in on-demand, and provide full multi-tenancy. Versa VNFs include a full set of networking capabilities such as routing, DHCP, QoS, CGNAT, IPsec VPN, and SD-WAN, as well as a wide range of basic and advanced security functions like stateful/next generation firewall, URL filtering, IPS/AV, and malware protection.

It’s exciting to have Brocade and Versa Networks join the VMware Ready for NFV program and I’m looking forward to more partners certifying in the near future.

You can find out more at:

Brocade vEPC VMware Ready for NFV

Versa Networks FlexVNF VMware Ready for NFV

VMware vCloud NFV

VMware Solution Exchange


Nigel Stephenson

VMware Telco NFV Group

NFV @ VMworld – Meet the Partners

There’s excitement in the air with only a week to go to VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona and the first ever NFV Partner Pavilion!

With the VMware virtualization platform now proven in production in over 45 NFV-based service deployments servicing more than 30 million subscribers, we are excited to share that experience by hosting some of the industry’s leading players to showcase real-world NFV solutions.

Partner solutions will be on display in the Solution Exchange hall on the NFV Partner Pavilion (Booths NFV 3060 – 3069). But if you can’t wait another week, you can check out some of the solutions on our NFV Partner Pavilion website.

We look forward to welcoming Affirmed Networks, Amdocs, Brocade, DELL, EMC, GigaspacesMetaswitch Nokia and Versa Networks to VMworld in Barcelona!

The NFV Partner Pavilion at the Solution Exchange will be open during the following times:

  • Tuesday 13th Oct 11:00 – 19:30
  • Wednesday 14th Oct: 11:00 – 19:00
  • Thursday 15th Oct:  10:30 – 16:00

For more information see:

VMworld NFV Partner Pavilion
VMworld Europe 2015
VMware vCloud NFV


Network Functions Virtualization to Be Featured at VMworld 2015 Europe

vmworld2015Since announcing the creation of our new Telco NFV Group within VMware earlier this year, and delivering real-world proof points that customers are adopting VMware’s NFV platform to enable their Telco-Cloud transformation, we have certainly been accelerating our network functions virtualization momentum. At VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona in a few weeks, we will offer further proof that VMware stands to be a major player in the NFV market.

We debuted our VMware vCloud for NFV platform at Mobile World Congress this year. Subsequently, we announced how we are working with leading customers such as Vodafone Germany, Ooredoo and IIJ to enable them to deliver NFV services.  Our unique value comes from the fact that we can get customers running with NFV today, while giving them an open, standards-based platform that can evolve to meet their changing requirements in the future.

Our unique value proposition comes from our vast ecosystem of partners, and our ability to deliver a single NFV platform that supports a multi-vendor NFV strategy. At VMworld Barcelona, we will feature this ecosystem in the first-ever VMworld NFV Solutions Exchange.

With a focus on sharing experiences from real world NFV deployments, the NFV Partner Pavilion will include a range of NFV demonstrations for mobile and fixed line operators. Solution areas span hardware platforms, mobile core and virtual CPE Virtual Network Function (VNFs), service orchestration, OSS and BSS. Partners include Amdocs, Affirmed Networks, Brocade, DELL, EMC, Metaswitch, Nokia and Versa Networks. I’ll be providing more detail on the partner demos in a subsequent blog.

The NFV Partner Pavilion at the Solution Exchange will be open during the following times:

  • Tuesday 13th Oct 11:00 – 19:30
  • Wednesday 14th Oct: 11:00 – 19:00
  • Thursday 15th Oct: 10:30 – 16:00

For more information see:
VMworld NFV Partner Pavilion
VMworld Europe 2015
VMware vCloud for NFV

VMware Teams With BTE Leading Lights Award Winners for NFV

Summary – Recently, Light Reading announced the BTE Leading Lights Award Winners. Leading Lights is the preeminent award program for the communication service provider market. This year, two award-winning LeadingLightsLogosolutions have one thing in common….the VMware vCloud for NFV Platform.

Vip mobile – Leading Lights Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy

This award is given to the network or data center operator that has devised the most innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) deployment strategy during the past year, and we’re excited to share that VMware customer Vip mobile (Telekom Austria) was selected as the winner. VMware worked in collaboration with Connectem (acquired by Brocade) to provide a vEPC solution for world’s first fully virtualized LTE Core at Vip mobile. Continue reading