San Francisco—October 12, 2015— Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, announced it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem, a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Now validated for interoperability with solutions from the Titanium Cloud ecosystem, Riverbed® SteelHead™ delivers comprehensive visibility, optimization and control for any application across any network to ensure superior application performance no matter where users are located.
By validating and pre-integrating their hardware and software offerings with Wind River Titanium Server, Titanium Cloud ecosystem partners deliver optimized solutions to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select these hardware and software products knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for deployment in live networks.
The Riverbed SteelHead integration with Wind River's Titanium Server is designed to equip service providers with complete application visibility, optimization and control across software-defined wide area networks (WANs), resulting in superior application performance, reduced downtime, and an improved ability to meet and exceed service level agreements (SLAs) with their customers. Together, Riverbed and Wind River enable service providers to orchestrate SteelHead so that they can take advantage of SteelHead's industry-leading WAN optimization capabilities including:
"With our rich history in superior application performance over any network - from the data center to the branch to the cloud - no matter where end users are located, Riverbed is helping distributed hybrid enterprises be more agile," said Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances, Riverbed Technology. "As a member of the Titanium Cloud ecosystem we are excited to join forces with Wind River to assist customers in reaching their NFV objectives, and move previously static network functions into the flexible virtualized world."
"Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential," said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. "Through our Titanium Cloud program, we are partnering with leaders like Riverbed to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks. While Wind River's Titanium Server provides a foundation for Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure, by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high-value services."
Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the Carrier Grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack®, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel architecture platforms.