OPENSTACK SUMMIT, VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at the OpenStack Summit, Mirantis announced a new VNF certification program that centers around providing communication service providers (CSPs) with validated solutions on Mirantis Cloud Platform that can be more readily deployed by CSPs for production services.
The program has been developed with VNF partners and carriers to deliver a more tailored, customer-specific validation matching customers’ specific business objectives to their NFV infrastructure (NFVI).
To date, most OpenStack VNF certification programs simply focus on demonstrating that a VNF can be on-boarded within a lab environment without addressing any of the carrier’s requirements for production deployments. Because all NFVI environments differ customer to customer, Mirantis has upgraded their certification program to create a far more individualized VNF validation program which consists of a 3-way effort between Mirantis, telco customers and VNF vendors.
The outcome is a validated reference architecture that addresses customers’ specific throughput and latency goals, network chaining architectures, physical network and compute infrastructure targeted to particular business use cases.
“Over the years, we certified dozens of VNFs, but as customers started on-boarding some of those ‘certified VNFs,’ we realized they needed individualized verification,” said Adrian Ionel, co-founder and CEO, Mirantis. “So, we are evolving our generic VNF certification program in favor of a VNF validation approach that tests VNFs against the actual customer NFVI, taking into account customer-specific business objectives.”
The Mirantis VNF Validation process leverages the DriveTrain lifecycle management toolchain inside Mirantis Cloud Platform to provide the industry’s most customer-tailored, customizable and repeatable approach to validating cloud deployments. The process:
Metaswitch’s Perimeta, the market leading virtualized Session Border Controller (vSBC), is one of the first solutions to be validated within Mirantis’ VNF reference architectures.
“As a leader in virtualized, cloud native communication software, Metaswitch was pleased to validate our VNFs on the MCP reference architecture for OpenStack,” said Mark Price, VP Ecosystem Solutions Development, Metaswitch. “This approach simplifies the deployment and verification of our vSBC on OpenStack and provides recommended default configurations for interconnect solutions.”
A complete description of the process can be found here.
Mirantis is a managed open cloud company focused on harnessing open source innovation to help enterprise application owners become free of infrastructure and operations concerns. The company employs a unique build-operate-transfer approach to deliver two distinct products:
To date, Mirantis has helped more than 200 enterprises and service providers build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as Adobe, AT&T, Comcast, Reliance Jio, State Farm, STC, Vodafone, Volkswagen, and Wells Fargo. Learn more at www.mirantis.com.
Joseph Eckert for Mirantis