HP continues to push into the network function virtualization space, announcing new features of its HP OpenNFV Program that it said will help service providers to accelerate the introduction of new, compelling services quickly and cost-effectively. The new capabilities include NFV Director 2.0, virtualized mobile core, HP API Management and HP Multimedia Services Environment WebRTC Gateway Controller that will be offered as a Virtual Network Function (VNF)s. The HP OpenNFV Program is a multi-vendor approach that allows HP and external partners, such as Network Equipment Providers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), to take advantage of the open standards–based NFV reference architecture, HP OpenNFV Labs, and the HP OpenNFV partner ecosystem of applications and services.
According to HP, the enhanced NFV Director 2.0 multivendor NFV orchestrator solution further enriches orchestration capabilities to help clients entering the virtualization era by meeting operational needs in the mixed virtualized and non-virtualized environment. The new virtualized mobile core network offers pre-integrated packages to form complete e2e virtualized VNF solutions, including vHSS, vPGW, vPCC, vMME, vSGW, and vMRF.
HP said that with the dedicated 4G/LTE Network Core instances, CSPs, ISVs, MVNOs, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) companies and enterprises can better tailor their network services, including optimization of Internet of Things traffic. HP will also be offering VNFs for API Management and Multimedia Services Environment WebRTC Gateway Controller.
HP said that the virtualized HP API Management solution allows CSPs to capitalize on new revenue streams of cloud services through apps and mashups, and accelerate the delivery of these differentiated cloud services. The virtualized HP Multimedia Services Environment WebRTC Gateway Controller provides CSPs with the ability to extend reach outside of their existing subscriber base and facilitate new app integration through built-in browser interfaces to better serve real-time business needs.
- HP noted that its NFV Director 2.0, virtualized mobile core, and the virtualized HP Multimedia Services Environment WebRTC Gateway Controller are available now, while the virtualized HP API Management functionality will be available in 2015.