Multi-vendor, Software Defined WAN PoC demonstrated at the 2015 OPNFV Summit.

Burlingame, California, November 11, 2015 – ClearPath Networks (ClearPath) announced the successful completion of a NFV/SDN Proof of Concept (PoC) produced with AT&T and Ericsson featured in the PoC Demo Zone at the Open Platform for NFV OPNFV Summit.

ClearPath empowers Communications Services Providers to transform their service delivery model by enabling highly cost effective personalized managed services for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), consumers, and mobile subscribers.

The PoC demonstrates how ClearPath’s Virtual Services Platform (VSP) in conjunction with Ericsson’s NFV and SDN platform enables a global, multi-vendor, software defined WAN. The SD-WAN capitalizes upon virtualized Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) deployed in customer-side premise equipment, orchestrated and controlled by a carrier cloud. The demonstration incorporates open source components adopted by the initial OPNFV ARNO Release, including OpenStack (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager), OpenDaylight (SDN Controller), KVM (Hypervisor), and Open vSwitch (software switch)

OPNFV is an open source project in the Linux Foundation that operators and vendors alike are using to validate key NFV concepts, leverage the growing open source community, and accelerate development and ultimately adoption of NFV.

Multiple vCPE instances were managed by ClearPath’s VSP, which provide highly efficient NanoServices. ClearPath’s NanoService Virtual Containers (NVCs) hosted open source routing and security VNFs, with policies customized for each customer. The VNFs were service chained at the application-layer (intra-container), simplifying network configuration and permitting dynamic service-insertion. By integrating VNF Lifecycle Management and Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) management, VSP enabled secure and flexible Layer 2 and 3 data center interconnection controlled by Ericsson’s OpenDaylight-based SDN Controller, which in turn achieved MPLS and OpenFlow interworking under SDN Control.

ClearPath’s Founder and CEO Cliff Young stated “ClearPath is altering the economics for delivering ETSI NFV Virtualization Network Function (VNF) as a Service (VNFaaS) use cases, including vCPE, by leveraging containers and open source. Our PoC with Ericsson and AT&T opens the door to a new generation of low-cost, personalized services that may be dynamically adapted to changing demands.”

News Highlights:

  • ClearPath teamed up with AT&T and Ericsson for an OPNFV PoC at the 2015 OPNFV Summit that demonstrates a software defined WAN
  • ClearPath’s NanoServices, and open source VNFs leverage containers to significantly reduce vCPE costs for each end user
  • ClearPath’s Virtual Services Platform integrates VNF Lifecycle Management and FCAPS management to reduce operational expenses

About ClearPath Networks
ClearPath Networks is a pioneer in NFV containerization and a visionary leader in distributed virtual network function lifecycle management for network operators globally.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in California, ClearPath enables delivery of Virtualized Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS). ClearPath’s NFV-based Virtual Services Platform (VSP) enables mobile, fixed and cloud operators to overcome traditional CAPEX, OPEX and agility barriers that inhibit innovation and competitive differentiation and accelerates time to value. ClearPath actively promotes industry standards and open source bolstered by leadership positions in ETSI NFV ISG, OPNFV, OpenDaylight and Open Networking Foundation.

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