Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Telco Virtualized Network Function (VNF) Runs in Apcera's Containerized PaaS

Ericsson and AT&T demonstrated a Telco Virtualized Network Function (VNF) running in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment that is integrated with OpenStack.

The demo at this week's OpenStack Summit in Tokyo showcased a fast and secure deployment of the virtualized Web Communication Gateway (vWCG) in Apcera's container-based, policy-driven PaaS environment that is fully integrated with OpenStack. The demo showed audio and video communications between multiple Web browsers utilizing the vWCG deployed in an OpenStack-integrated PaaS environment.

"AT&T and Ericsson have been working together on a prototype to demonstrate the deployment of a Telco VNF in an OpenStack-based PaaS environment. This specific prototype showcased a fast and secure deployment of the virtualized Web Communication Gateway (vWCG) - a Telco VNF - in Apcera's container-based policy-oriented PaaS environment that is fully integrated with OpenStack," stated Toby Ford, Assistant Vice President, IT Operations Strategic Realization, AT&T.

"Ericsson is leading the development of both Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and PaaS environments that are integrated with OpenStack for deploying VNFs on Telco networks. This demonstration showed how a complex VNF such as vWCG can be deployed using Apcera's PaaS technology with a few clicks of a mouse. This is an important step toward fast, secure and policy-integrated deployment of Telco VNFs on micro-services-based containers," stated Magnus Arildsson, Head of IaaS and PaaS, Ericsson.

"The partnership between Ericsson and Apcera has accelerated the development of a micro-services-based PaaS environment suitable for deploying Telco VNFs. This PoC paves the way for cost-effective, efficient deployment of VNFs and further collaboration with Telco operators to integrate carrier-grade requirements with Apcera's trusted cloud platform," stated Derek Collison, CEO and founder, Apcera.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1962292

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