Communications service providers expect network functions virtualization (NFV) to drive efficiencies, improve service agility and fundamentally improve the way they do business. By delivering network functions virtually, with cloud-native solutions, service providers reduce proprietary hardware dependencies, contain CAPEX and OPEX, and increase service velocity.
Ribbon's VNF Manager aids service providers through full support of orchestration, automation, elasticity, scalability, and geographic distribution of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Ribbon is working with both ETSI and ONAP for VNF implementation in virtual and cloud environments.
Mobile Solutions for the Telco Cloud
Ribbon delivers a robust portfolio of virtual network functions in the cloud for mobile service providers. Dramatically increase responsiveness to customer and traffic demands with carrier-class, cloud native solutions from Ribbon, for:
Ribbon has established partnerships with industry-leading NFVI and MANO vendors and has performed interoperability testing with Wind River Titanium Cloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Intel Network Builders, Hewlett Packard Enterprise OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit, Through these strategic partnerships, Ribbon is able to deliver integrated solutions that are production ready.
Advantages of Ribbon Network Functions Virtualization (NFV):
Wide-ranging VNF portfolio supporting full elasticity and geo distribution
Intelligent VNF management framework and open APIs streamline MANO interworking
EMS and analytics for VNFs ease of operations and to provide KPIs
High-performance media interworking and transcoding solutions
Graceful migration path and hybrid deployment support avoids “rip and replace”
Flexible licensing plans accommodate elastic services and on-demand applications