01 October 2019 Download this Press Release

Following the announcement of the collaboration between EKINOPS and VeloCloud by VMware in March 2019, the two companies have worked to bring the solution to a new level. Now, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud VNF has achieved Integration Level 4 certification on EKINOPS OVP uCPE. This highest level of certification enables service providers to adopt the solution of “EKINOPS OVP uCPE and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud” with confidence.

Service Providers around the world have launched SD-WAN services at scale, and bring greater agility for their customers to more securely access Cloud services. When SD-WAN is deployed as a VNF, Service Providers can offer another level of flexibility at the enterprise WAN Edge, helping combine best-of-breed services into solitary edge devices. That next stage requires a proven, robust integration.  This is what VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, the market leader, and EKINOPS OVP uCPE, the open and robust middleware and uCPE solution, have achieved through the EKINOPS VNFs Certification Program.

Steve Woo, senior director for Product, VeloCloud business unit, VMware commented: “The advanced, field-proven technology brought by EKINOPS OVP uCPE with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud gives service providers a winning combination of the industry leading SD-WAN in conjunction with whatever other services are required.

The Level 4 integration between VMware SD-WAN and EKINOPS OVP uCPE will strongly support Service Providers in their successful delivery of the Business Services evolution through agile WAN services.

The certification Level 4 for VMware SD-WAN brings the following benefits to Service Providers:

  1. Time saving in the validation and tuning process while offering high performance on EKINOPS uCPE to achieve the best performance vs. cost ratio for such solution.
  1. Remove integration barriers through a single point of service activation for uCPE and VMWare SD-WAN. This enables service providers to concentrate their efforts on their specific integration constraints with EKINOPS active support
  1. Integration sustainability: EKINOPS can support service providers in the entire solution lifecycle

We are very pleased to have reached such a robust integration of the VMware SD-WAN with EKINOPS OneOS6 running on our OVP uCPE”, commented Philippe Moulin, Chief Operating Officer in charge of Access Products and Services at Ekinops. “EKINOPS guarantees this integration’s sustainability which means any service provider can launch a VNF-based VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution in confidence knowing it is really a future-proof choice.”

To know more about the VMware SD-WAN and EKINOPS OVP uCPE integration, download the solution sheet and register to attend our latest webinar here.


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About Ekinops

EKINOPS is a leading provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions to service providers around the world. Our programmable and highly scalable solutions enable the fast, flexible and cost-effective deployment of new services for both high-speed, high-capacity optical transport as well as virtualization-enabled managed enterprise services.

Our product portfolio consists of three highly complementary product and service sets: EKINOPS 360, OneAccess and Compose. EKINOPS 360 provides optical transport solutions for metro, regional and long-distance networks with WDM for high-capacity point-to-point, ring and optical mesh architectures, and OTN for improved bandwidth utilization and efficient multi-service aggregation.

OneAccess offers a wide choice of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 access network functions.

Compose supports service providers in making their networks software-defined with a variety of software management tools and services, including the scalable SD-WAN Xpress. As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, EKINOPS enables future-proofed deployment today, enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to an open, virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing.

A global organization, EKINOPS (EKI) - a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange - is headquartered in Lannion, France, and EKINOPS Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA.

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