|[February 21, 2014]
Affirmed Networks Adopts VMware Cloud Platform to Deliver Powerful NFV and Cloud Architectures for Wireless Networks
ACTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks,
today announced a collaboration with VMware to enable the rapid
deployment of its Mobile Content Cloud™ solution for Network Functions
Affirmed Networks will use VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® management
framework for automated provisioning and distribution of its virtualized
packet and control plane processing in a software-defined data center.
Affirmed Networks' next-generation core network features, using VMware's
capacity management capabilities, will empower mobile operators to lower
capital and operational expenditures, with greater efficiency for
deploying revenue-generation services and applications.
"Virtualization of the mobile network has arrived. The true potential of
NFV will finally be realized as Affirmed Networks' products, using
VMware solutions, deliver powerful and stable virtualized mobile
networks," said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. "We
are pleased to enable this revolutionary shift as operators move toward
virtualization and cloud infrastructure."
This next-generation NFV and cloud-based approach fuses Affirmed
Networks' virtualized network functions technology with VMware's proven
vSphere and vCloud infrastructure deployed on standard hardware that can
easily handle rapidly expanding data traffic with carrier-grade
reliability and a single point of management.
Underscoring this collaboration, Affirmed Networks has signed a global
OEM agreement with VMare, enabling the company to offer a channel for
operators to procure VMware's industry-leading virtualization and cloud
"VMware's disruption of traditional networking models with its
virtualization and cloud solutions is poised to be the fundamental
underpinning of next-generation mobile networks," continued Hassan
Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. "Companies like VMware and
Affirmed Networks thrive when pursuing technological disruption and this
collaboration will produce industry leading solutions for mobile
"VMware is pleased to collaborate with Affirmed Networks to bring cloud
technology to mobile operators," stated Sanjay Katyal, Vice President,
Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "With the use of vSphere 5.5 and the
Mobile Content Cloud solution, we can empower mobile operators to lower
capital and operational expenditures, while driving greater agility."
Affirmed Networks' unique NFV technology - which includes the Affirmed
Mobile Content Cloud, the AN3000®, and the Acuitas Service Management
System™ - significantly transforms and advances the state of mobile data
networks with value-added services, high performance, excellent
scalability, high resiliency, and content-delivery capabilities that far
surpass incumbent vendor solutions. Affirmed Networks was awarded the
2013 Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) New Product Innovation Award, recently garnered
notable recognition in CIO magazine, and was selected as a
finalist in the Best New Product (Mobile) category of Light Reading's (News - Alert)
2013 Leading Lights awards.
About Affirmed Networks, Inc.
Affirmed Networks™ is transforming and advancing intelligence in mobile
data networks. The company's solution bundles gateway functionality with
rich application and content delivery services into an industry-leading,
virtualized solution. For more information, please visit: www.affirmednetworks.com.
The partnership between Affirmed Networks and VMware referenced in this
press release is a business and marketing partnership, and should in no
way be construed as the creation between the parties of a legal entity,
partnership or joint venture.
VMware, vSphere and vCloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of
the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.
Affirmed Networks, and the Affirmed Networks Logo are trademarks of
Affirmed Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions
throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks
used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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