ARM and Enea Enable Diverse Silicon Support for Efficient OPNFV



First ARM-based OPNFV reference platform demonstrated at San Jose’s NFV World May 6-8

ARM and Enea will showcase the first ARM®-based reference platform for Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) at the NFV World Congress from May 6-8, 2015. This demonstration of an early developer release on the ARM architecture brings unique value to the NFV vision, enabling processing efficiency and cross-platform flexibility and choice.

“This is a tremendous leap forward in delivering the NFV vision across a wide range of highly-integrated, workload-optimized ARM-based networking SoCs, available via the common OpenDataPlane™ (ODP) interface layer,” said Charlene Marini, vice president of embedded marketing, ARM. “This application-ready platform is also the enabling layer for the Intelligent Flexible Cloud framework that will transform network infrastructure over the next decade.”

“As a founding member of the Linaro Networking Group and contributor to the ODP and OPNFV initiatives, Enea is committed to working together with leading hardware vendors and customers on SDN- and NFV-enabling technologies,” said Daniel Forsgren, senior vice president of product management at Enea. “We are proud to be delivering an initial configuration of NFV infrastructure to jump-start integration and application development within the ARM stakeholder community in OPNFV.”

The open source, carrier-grade NFV infrastructure platform supports a set of example virtual network function (VNF) applications. The collaboration of Enea and the ARM ecosystem of silicon partners will provide the initial building blocks of the platform, including OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, KVM and the ODP built on a Linux® foundation. The focus is on creating an application-ready platform based on the ARM architecture and ODP to move the industry towards a standardized open source framework. This will support the flexibility, greater automation and scalability that is required for future network infrastructure while also enabling underlying processing efficiency.

This initial release will be incorporated into the integration and testing processes of the Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project. This will enable the broader OPNFV community to participate in performance and reliability optimizations and to validate VNF applications on the ARM architecture.

An early configuration of the reference platform will be showcased at the ARM booth (#48) during NFV World Congress in San Jose, May 6-8, 2015. More information on the reference platform can be found on the blog ‘ARM and Enea deliver diverse silicon support for OPNFV- Explained’ and ‘The Emergence of the OpenDataPlane™ Standard’ white paper.


About ARM
ARM (LSE: ARM) (NASDAQ: ARMH.US) is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy-efficient processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets and the internet of things.Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion system-on-chip (SoC) devices containing ARM intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.

About Enea
Enea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere. As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software ecosystem, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea’s technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit www.enea.com or contact us at info@enea.com.

About Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV)
OPNFV is an open source project delivering a carrier-grade, integrated NFV reference platform. Its aim is to move the industry toward a standardized framework supporting the flexibility, automation and scalability needed for future network infrastructure.

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