INTERNET TELEPHONY, TMC Reveal NFV Pioneer Award Winners

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC  |  July 27, 2016

TMC (News - Alert) is proud to announce this year’s winners of the INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Awards. The winners are those that have demonstrated true innovation and are leading the way for network functions virtualization.

Brocade Communications Systems (News - Alert)

Brocade Virtual Packet Broker

The Brocade Virtual Packet Broker is a full-featured packet broker for virtualized environments in service provider and data center networks, scaling to the demands of IoT and 5G and enabling the only open network visibility solution aligned to virtual network function workload deployments.

Mobile Edge (News - Alert) Virtual Infrastructure

Powered by the Brocade Vyatta Network OS, Brocade's Mobile Edge Virtual Infrastructure offering provides integrated virtual hosting of functions including routing, IPsec termination, and network firewall – all contained within the host operating system. This approach enables mobile network operators to capture new revenue by extending the cloud services to the edge of the mobile network.

Dialogic (News - Alert)

PowerMedia XMS MRF/MRB

Dialogic PowerMedia XMS media processing platform can be deployed as a composite VNF to provide both media resource functionality and media resource broker services in IMS, VoLTE, NGN, and cloud environments. It supports extensive media processing capabilities and is used by service providers and application developers to enable next-generation rich media and value-added services.


NEC (News - Alert)/Netcracker End-to-End Orchestration

NEC/Netcracker SDN/NFV Solutions offer a wide variety of virtualized solutions, with its Service Orchestration capabilities playing a critical role. Successfully deploying VNFs today requires new management and orchestration functionality and NEC/Netcracker's End-to-End Orchestration solution enables the smooth integration of virtual environments with existing infrastructure and allows all network components to be tied together cohesively.



DCEngine provides a multi-rack level NFVi and container-based infrastructure for hosting thousands of VNFs and applications under open software-defined networking control. At the end of 2015, Radisys began shipping DCEngine into one of the world’s largest service provider’s to evolve its infrastructure to a DevOps-enabled data center environment. DCEngine utilizes the principles of highly efficient open compute platform architectures and integrates fully supported open source software.


Virtualized Product Portfolio

Sonus delivers a completely virtualized product portfolio to service providers and enterprises. By using common management and code base, Sonus has provided a low-cost path for existing customers as they evolve their networks to virtualization architecture.


VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

VeloCloud SD-WAN enables the use of wired or wireless broadband internet with or without traditional MPLS to create unified wide area networks for enterprises and service providers. Compared to a traditional WAN deployment, SD-WAN enables enterprises to deploy their wide area networks 100 times faster with three times the cost savings.

Versa Networks

Versa FlexVNF

Versa FlexVNF software significantly improves customers’ WAN and branch networks by enabling a migration from legacy hardware to a modern software-defined approach. It includes a broad set of VNFs including SD-WAN and security functions, full multi-tenancy at the head-end and branch office, and elasticity for scaling capacity on-demand. 

Edited by Alicia Young