KaloomTM Announces VCO 3.0 Lab Availability in Montreal

KaloomTM hosts a virtual central office
(VCO) community lab together with the Linux Foundation and calls for
industry participation

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/5G?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/agt;–KaloomTM,
an emerging leader in the automated data center networking software
market, together with Linux
, today announced the availability of a Virtual Central
Office (VCO) 3.0 lab in Montreal. Designed for multi-vendor Network
Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments at the distributed cloud
edge, it offers a unified Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat
OpenShift Container Platform application infrastructure for Virtual
Network Functions/Cloud Native Network Functions (VNF/CNF) vendors to
test their applications.

Virtual Central Office (VCO) is a solution for multi-vendor NFV
deployments in the traditional telco central office and at the
distributed cloud edge. The solution is designed to be used for
residential, enterprise and mobile VCO services by telcos and
enterprises. The VCO
initiative, currently under development, defines a cloud native
multi-vendor Central Office with an initial focus on mobile services
with a lab setup designed for both virtual machine based VNFs and cloud
native container-based CNFs in a full 5G architecture.

Service providers are under pressure to ensure their networks
efficiently deliver high throughput and avoid bottlenecks. Overcoming
this challenge makes it the most critical piece for improving data
center application performance. To address this demand, service
providers are distributing their data centers to the network edge to
lower latency and improve performance of their mission-critical
applications such as Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), IoT and
financial applications.

Kaloom provides a fully automated virtualized CO networking solution
together with Red Hat’s NFV infrastructure. Kaloom’s Software Defined
FabricTM and Cloud Edge FabricTM solutions
leverage a programmable multi-Tbps fabric to increase the performance
and to lower the latency for NFV application servers and storage. It
also provides customers a way to program their infrastructure using the
open standards-based P4 programming language to add new services
quickly. The solution enhances CPU utilization for VNF applications and
embeds sophisticated service chaining offload to the data plane to
accelerate the overall performance and lower latency even further.
Sophisticated end-to-end network slicing is supported natively in the
fabric with full tenant isolation down to the hardware level for better
security. Network slicing is a key innovative aspect of 5G architectures
that provides customers their own virtual network slice for a better
quality of experience.

“Our Cloud Edge Fabric solution was designed to address the key
requirements for the cloud edge market, such as lowering latency and
improving performance at a lower price. We believe that automation,
unified VNF/CNF, programmability and network slicing will disrupt the
way service providers deploy and manage cloud edge data centers, and we
are very excited to demonstrate these capabilities with the community in
the VCO 3.0 lab in Montreal,” said Laurent Marchand, CEO at Kaloom.

“We are very pleased to help launch the VCO 3.0 lab in Montreal together
with our members. This enables us to bring the open networking community
closer together with multiple vendors to test VNFs and CNFs in
containers for different 5G, cloud native and edge use cases, and demos”
said Heather Kirksey, vice president, community and ecosystem
development, the Linux Foundation.

“We are excited to participate in this community effort to create an
open lab that facilitates validation of open source-based VCO solutions.
The unified virtualization platform running on Lenovo industry-leading
hardware showcases the delivery of different network functions isolated
in containers or virtual machines and creates a pathway for customers to
flexibly and efficiently migrate services to a cloud environment” said
Charles Ferland, VP and GM, Networking & Communication Service Providers
at Lenovo.

“Red Hat is excited to collaborate with Kaloom to bring this VCO
solution to market and to extend our relationship to bring customers
open software-driven networking solutions,” said Chris Wright, vice
president and chief technology officer at Red Hat. “The addition of
containers and cloud-native network functions in VCO 3.0 to support 5G
networks is a significant step forward. Our companies share a commitment
to upstream development and by working together in open source
communities, we’re aiming to deliver innovations that advance networking
capabilities for Linux and containers.”

Kaloom is attending Red Hat Summit 2019 in Boston and speaking on “Automated
Software-Defined 5G Network Fabric with OpenShift
,” Tuesday, May 7
from 9:30 -10:15 a.m. EDT. Stop by booth 343 to learn more about our
award-winning innovative data center networking solutions.

About Kaloom
Kaloom is an emerging company developing a
fully automated, programmable data center networking software solution
that will disrupt how cloud and data center networks are built, managed
and operated for enterprises, cloud providers, gaming companies, data
center operators and 5G wireless providers. Kaloom comprises technology
veterans with proven track records of delivering large-scale networking,
analytics and AI-based solutions for the world’s largest networks. The
company is backed by leading investors including Fonds de solidarité FTQ
and Somel Investments. Kaloom is based in the heart of the Quartier de
l’innovation in Montreal, Quebec and in the Silicon Valley. For
additional information visit www.kaloom.com.

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