Infinitely Simplified Networking for NFV:
Software-Defined IPAM Validated for HPE NFV-I
Espoo, Finland, ⎯ FusionLayer Inc has today announced the certification of FusionLayer Infinity, the Software-Defined IP Address Management (SD-IPAM) solution, on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s NFV Infrastructure (NFV-I) and HPE OpenStack Carrier Grade virtualization platform. When run in parallel with HPE NFV-I, FusionLayer Infinity enables standardized deployment process of Virtual Network Function (VNF) instances in both traditional and software-defined networks.
TM Forum and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have established a set of best practices for NFV. One of the recommendations is that the release parameters assigned for the VNFs use Unique Identifiers (UID) as opposed to traditional names. A key benefit of FusionLayer solution is that it automates the provisioning of IP addresses, UIDs as well as names, and can push the assigned UIDs and other parameters into Domain Name System (DNS) in real time.
Juha Holkkola, CEO of FusionLayer commented: “Communication Service Providers around the world are developing new on-demand services that leverage emerging technologies such as cloud and Network Functions Virtualization. When run alongside HPE NFV-I and OpenStack Carrier Grade, FusionLayer Infinity allows CSPs to standardize release parameter provisioning for NFV regardless of whether the VNFs are deployed in traditional or software-defined networks. This enables service providers to introduce new innovative services at the speed of business.”
In addition to enabling unified release parameter provisioning in CSP environments, FusionLayer Infinity’s patented business logic also allows CSPs to manage all networks within a single solution. This is an important consideration when moving cloud stacks from testing into production, as overlap between the networks used for service provisioning is a certain source of service downtime.
“Simplifying NFV deployment and bringing added value to the entire ecosystem for our customers are the core goals of the Open NFV Partner Program,” said Werner Schaefer, VP Sales & GTM, Communications Solutions Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “It is exciting to see independent software vendors (ISVs), such as FusionLayer, being able to deliver and align together with our goals.”
FusionLayer Infinity and FusionLayer DNS for HPE NFV-I and HPE OpenStack Carrier Grade are available immediately.
FusionLayer specializes in Software-Defined IP Address Management (SD-IPAM) solutions designed to simplify your networked world. Based on patented technologies that provide x25 performance advantage over competing solutions, FusionLayer furnishes CSPs with unified network visibility and API-based provisioning capability for all network-related resources. Through industry partnerships, 9 out of the world’s 10 largest service providers leverage FusionLayer.