|[September 03, 2014]
Overture Harmony NFV Partner Ecosystem Welcomes New Members
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
today announced new members to Harmony, an ecosystem of hardware,
software and services partners focused on accelerating service
provider's automation and network functions virtualization (NFV)
initiatives at the metro service edge. The Harmony partner
program creates an open environment essential to accelerate
software-defined services. Working together, Harmony partners'
goals are to ensure that service providers can select among best of
breed components and avoid single vendor proprietary systems, while
accelerating deployments and minimizing project risks.
"It is encouraging to see the growing industry support for our
multi-vendor ecosystem as we deliver network solutions that help
accelerate service innovation based on virtualization and
software-defined services," said Overture President and CEO, Mike
Aquino. "Our service provider customers continue to ask for open
architectures, vendor cooperation, and open interfaces, and we are
committed to each of these. We welcome the newest members to our Harmony
program and greatly appreciate their collaboration."
Each of the partnerships is being driven by real-world customer
deployments. The newest members of the Harmony program are:
Certes Networks. Certes
Networks protects data in motion. Certes' award-winning
CryptoFlow™ Solutions safeguard data traffic in physical, virtual and
Cloud environments, enabling secure connectivity over any network
without compromising network or application performance. Companies
around the world rely on encryption products from Certes to accelerate
application deployment and secure critical data simply and easily.
is the leading provider of planning, assurance and optimization
software. Or solutions empower communications service providers to
deliver high-performing and differentiated network services while
cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their
network infrastructure. InfoVista's combined expertise and technology
innovations provide a new level of network intelligence, visibility
Kapsch CarrierCom (News - Alert). Kapsch
CarrierCom is a leading global systems integrator in the telecoms
world. With a "from lab-to-live" approach, our certified experts
supported by a strong ecosystem of leading partners involved in NFV
initiatives are thrilled to deliver the best of breed NFV solutions
for our customers, even the most complex ones.
Red Hat (News - Alert). Red
Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions,
including Linux and OpenStack. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) open source solution
for building and deploying cloud-enabled workloads. Red Hat Enterprise
Linux provides an advanced platform for deploying in physical, virtual
and cloud environments.
"Certes Networks is pleased to join Overture's Harmony ecosystem and to
partner with Overture to deliver practical implementations of NFV-based
services," said Adam Boone (News - Alert), Chief Marketing Officer of Certes Networks.
"Certes offers virtualized communications security functions that are
essential for the new generation of software-defined services. We look
forward to working with Overture to empower service providers to
monetize these new services efficiently and profitably."
These new additions join the initial members, announced in June, that
include 6WIND, Aeroflex (News - Alert), Brocade, Dell, EnterpriseWeb, Intel, JDSU,
Metaswitch Networks, Qosmos and Wind River. The Harmony partner
ecosystem follows Overture's recent announcements of the availability of
three key elements of the Ensemble OSA: the Ensemble Service
Orchestrator, Ensemble Network Controller and, most recently, the
Overture 65vSE. Ensemble OSA™ is the industry's first complete
and open platform for service automation and network functions
virtualization that is built specifically for the service provider metro
In the coming months, Overture and the Harmony program partners will be
participating in a number of public demonstrations, providing details of
joint solutions and sharing news.
More information on the Overture Harmony Ecosystem is available at
Overture's website at www.overturenetworks.com/Harmony
or follow @OvertureNews
on Twitter (News - Alert).
About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the
metro service edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise
and its new Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined
services, network operators and service providers worldwide are
maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing new
revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.
Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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