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Jul 11, 2018

Telco Systems and FatPipe Networks Partner on Hardware Agnostic SD-WAN Offering

Joint open SD-WAN solution delivers a smooth and rapid path for launching SD-WAN services over Intel and Arm architectures with any additional VNF services

MANSFIELD, MA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT, July 11, 2018 — Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, and FatPipe Networks, the inventor of software-defined networks for wide area connectivity and hybrid WANs, today jointly announced that the two companies are partnering to provide an open uCPE solution for offering real-time SD-WAN VNF services. 

This new joint offering combines Telco Systems’ NFVTime uCPE and FatPipe’s SD-WAN solution. The joint offering delivers telcos and managed service providers a high performance, plug-and-play framework to accelerate SD-WAN deployments, while maintaining the service agility to expand service offerings to include additional VNF services using any Intel or Arm hardware.

Telco Systems’ NFVTime provides a complete service environment to rapidly launch and manage NFV services. NFVTime includes an NFVi-OS, uCPE MANO and a broad portfolio of certified VNFs that are centrally managed and orchestrated. NFVTime’s NFVi-OS can turn any commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) x86 and Arm white box hardware device into a fully operational uCPE. 

As part of this joint offering, the FatPipe SD-WAN VNF will run over NFVTime’s NFVi-OS. This gives telcos and managed service providers the service agility to deploy SD-WAN services over an open uCPE and remotely deploy any additional VNF service chain, including vRouter, vFirewall, vProbe, vSecurity and others, at any time with zero touch, plug-and-play provisioning.  

FatPipe’s real-time SD-WAN ensures automatic and seamless failover of VoIP, video, VPN and data in a sub-second without dropping packets or duplicating packet streams or re-transmits. This and other technologies in the product enables customers and providers reduce data traffic by 50% relative to other non-real time SD-WANs in the market. With WAN acceleration, bandwidth needs can be reduced by up to 75% for common desktop applications. FatPipe’s unique design allows providers to offer and install FatPipe SD-WAN immediately without any devices in their network, resulting in significant savings. 

In addition to the SD-WAN VNF, FatPipe offers a multi-function VNF, containing SD-WAN, WAN acceleration, firewall and VPN, IDS/IPS and web filter along with a line booster package that reduces bandwidth needs significantly for satellite traffic. The advantage of the multifunction VNF is the low CPU and memory needs as well as optimized performance resulting in high speed throughput in a small form factor hardware.

“FatPipe is a well experienced SD-WAN vendor with one of the leading SD-WAN options in the market today and the combined offering through our NFVTime-OS platform is the first and presently the only SD-WAN solution that can seamlessly run on both the x86 and Arm architectures,” said Ariel Efrati, CEO at Telco Systems. “We are pleased to be partnering with FatPipe and adding the company’s SD-WAN solution to our expanding VNF portfolio, which will lower the barriers to entry for NFV deployments and allow service providers to rely on a tested, preconfigured and automatically provisioned VNFs to provide their customers with rich, carrier-grade services.”

“This partnership and joint offering emphasizes the need for service providers to have a fully integrated SD-WAN VNF combined with a high performance open uCPE in order to virtually deploy more network functions to meet the growing requirements of offering new services to business customers,” said Dr. Ragula Bhaskar, CEO of Fat Pipe Networks. “We are collaborating with Telco Systems in order to deliver our SD-WAN solution over the market leading NFVTime open uCPE, which has the advantage of running over both x86 and Arm architectures, and quickly bring great value to international service providers that need a smooth and quick path to NFV deployments and new customer services.”