RIFT.io Adds VMware to RIFT.ready Program as an NFV Solution Partner

Companies Join Forces on Solutions to Help Carriers Simplify VNF Onboarding and Automate Service Delivery

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2017 / (SDN World Congress) RIFT.io, the leading provider of orchestration and automation solutions for carrier-grade virtualized network services, today announced that it has added VMware as a RIFT.ready Partner Program Solution Partner. This enables RIFT.io and VMware to work together on technical areas such as product interoperability and validation of solutions.

VMware offers vCloud® NFV platform, which is aligned to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization Architectural Framework and supports virtual network functions (VNF) workloads that run on a VMware vSphere®. RIFT.io offers RIFT.ware, also aligned to ETSI NFV standards and is an Open Source MANO (OSM)-compliant orchestration and automation solution. RIFT.ware complements VMware by enabling customers to combine carrier-grade orchestration and VNF onboarding with the VMware vCloud NFV platform.

The companies are demonstrating the first tangible results of their collaboration this week at SDN & NFV World Congress with several solution demos that feature simplified VNF onboarding and dynamic service deployment across multi-sites. The solution demos adhere to the design principles outlined in the VMware vCloud NFV Reference Architecture. Together, VMware and RIFT.io build on VMware’s software-defined data center and network virtualization strengths to bring carrier-grade virtualized network services to telecommunications service providers.

“One of our goals as a company in the global telecommunications industry is to help communications service providers fully realize the full benefits of NFV by simplifying deployment of new network services and reducing costs while maintaining carrier-grade service quality,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of solutions, Telco NFV Group, VMware. “Our collaboration with RIFT.io as a RIFT.ready Solution Partner will enhance our solution-building capabilities and better define real-world use cases for mutual customers in order to accelerate their transition to an NFV platform.”

The resources available through RIFT.ready offers NFV Solution Partners a detailed, programmatic way to leverage RIFT.io’s advanced management, automation, and orchestration to build solutions that deploy faster and work better in their current environments. RIFT.ready also gives Solution Partners access to a diverse ecosystem of VNF and application builders and go-to-market partners to further accelerate the time-to-market for their NFV solutions.

“RIFT.io and VMware share the view that successful NFV deployments require a new approach to management and orchestration, driven by automation, that radically simplifies deployment and operation of multi-vendor VNFs and complex network services,” said Vin Spinelli, SVP & CCO. “We are excited to have VMware as an official RIFT.ready Solution Partner and even more excited to address and solve these challenges together.”

Additional Resources

About RIFT.io

RIFT.io provides the open source standard platform for the construction and automated deployment of scalable, virtualized network services. RIFT.io technology and services empower enterprises to successfully deploy virtualized network services on private and hybrid cloud, and accelerate service providers’ efforts to deploy NFV-enabled virtualized networks. Any network application built with RIFT.io technology can intelligently take advantage of any cloud’s unique capabilities and operate at any scale. RIFT.io is a privately held, global company with offices in the United States and India. For more information about RIFT.io, visit https://riftio.com/. Follow us at @RIFT_io.

VMware, vCloud, and vCloud NFV are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contact

John Noh