Metaswitch Integrates Virtual IMS with HPE's Helion OpenStack & NFV Manager

Metaswitch Integrates Virtual IMS with HPE's Helion OpenStack & NFV Manager Image Credit: Metaswitch

Metaswitch announced the integration of its virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) solution with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade and NFV Director orchestration platform.

According to Metaswitch, the combined solution accelerates fixed and mobile network operators’ deployments of advanced services including VoLTE on private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructures. With this integration, Metaswitch becomes the first Independent Software Vendor (ISV) to complete all levels of validation in the HPE OpenNFV Partner Program.

Metaswitch’s Cloud Native IMS Core solution includes the Clearwater IMS Core and the Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC), providing a critical framework to transition communication services to cloud infrastructures. Clearwater is a cloud-native IMS Core built on a microservices architecture and open source framework to support rapid application development. Perimeta is a virtualized SBC that distributes signaling and media functionality across commodity hardware in the cloud. 

Metaswitch said that the HPE integration will enable a truly cloud-native software, allowing CSPs to capitalize on the transformation of services like VoLTE, VoWiFi and messaging to NFV, with dynamic on-demand scaling that is more cost effective to plan, operate and support.

Brandon Harper, SVP of business development at Metaswitch
The integration of Metaswitch IMS and HPE Helion enables CSPs to take full advantage of breakthrough cloud economics when bringing advanced voice services to market. 

Werner Schaefer, vice president and general manager, NFV, HPE&
The partnership between Metaswitch and HPE brings together two leaders in NFV delivering a cloud-native IMS solution on HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade that is ready for production IMS deployments. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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