Sonus Networks has expanded its product portfolio in the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand ecosystem.
The expansion includes the Sonus Diameter Signaling Controller Software edition (DSC SWe) and the Sonus Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) IQ.
The solutions will join the currently deployed Sonus Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe) introduced into the program in 2014.
Sonus is a contributor to the burgeoning Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) market and will continue to work with the CloudBand ecosystem members to expedite market awareness, clarity and developments to create interoperable platforms that tightly integrate and function together to enable new carrier Cloud business models. NFV offers service providers increased service agility in a low touch manner that reduces both operational expense and access to policy-on-demand, enabling the ability to turn service up or down based on need at a particular time without paying for more than what is necessary or waiting for delayed roll-outs or site visits for installs. Sonus is expanding its current product portfolio to include virtualized SBCs, DSCs, NaaS platforms, policy/routing servers and media and signaling gateways, offering a wide range of NFV products for next generation Cloud-based service offerings. The Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand ecosystem is an open community of members collaborating to accelerate these capacities by fostering collaboration among members to quicken adoption of NFV and create new business opportunities across the industry.
These Sonus solutions address service provider's demand for NFV and software-defined networking (SDN) enabled technology to scale, secure and bring intelligence to real-time communications within Cloud-based delivery platforms. Sonus executive vice president, product management and corporate development, Tony Scarfo, said the company offered a full portfolio of virtualised solutions dedicated to bringing intelligence and security to service provider's real-time communications.
"Sonus' participation in the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand ecosystem will not only bolster our traction in the NFV space, but also accelerate the critical need for NFV across the industry," he said.
Alcatel-Lucent, director of CloudBand ecosystem, Valerie Noto, said to enable service providers and enterprises to better deliver intelligence and security for Cloud-based real-time communications, we are very pleased that Sonus has become a part of the CloudBand ecosystem.
"Sonus' active participation in this program substantiates the critical importance of the open strategy to streamlining and de-risking service providers' move to NFV," he said.
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