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June 20, 2014

Amartus Chameleon SDS Service Deployment Platform Supports Integration with OpenStack

Amartus, a developer of software-defined service (SDS) orchestration solutions for service providers, has announced that its Chameleon Software-Defined Services (SDS) service deployment platform now supports integration with OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system.

The integration provides operators with the expanded capabilities to rapidly orchestrate and turn up end-to-end cloud and wide area network (WAN) services, company officials said.

Thanks to the integration, Chameleon SDS can now tap compute, network, storage and software resources, which are managed by OpenStack, and combine them with guaranteed WAN network services. OpenStack is designed to control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter.

Chameleon SDS, a service delivery automation software solution, enables rapid rollout, provisioning as well as operation of network services over existing networks, including Carrier Ethernet, IP-MPLS, and optical and future SDN and NFV networks.

“Never before have I seen operators pursuing new technology with the speed they are adopting cloud, NFV and SDN. While these technologies offer flexible, virtualized resources, operators need real-time service orchestration solutions like Chameleon SDS to quickly exploit their benefits in the services they offer,” said Michael Kearns, CEO at Amartus.

A run-time programmable service catalogue-based architecture of Chameleon SDS is at the core of the new solution. It is a proven architecture in the WAN for complex layer-two, and layer-three network services, said company officials.

In addition to taking less time to design new services, this also automates service provisioning and operation. As a result, Chameleon SDS matches the service velocity that is needed to exploit the latest Cloud, NFV and SDN technologies, company officials said.

“The integration with OpenStack is an excellent demonstration of the lean, unified, real-time service orchestration carriers need to achieve the service velocity that is necessary in the cloud era while at the same time easing their migration from the physical to the virtual world,” Kearns said.

The OpenStack support is available through Chameleon SDS’s ‘on-the-fly’ run-time loaded meta-data -- XML configuration -- architecture that allows Cloud service components to be introduced, eliminating the need for new code, recompilation or platform testing.

Amartus Chameleon SDS is now available for operator trials from the company’s sales force.

Earlier this year, Amartus joined the Intel (News - Alert) Network Builders program, designed to make it easier to build, enhance and operate software-defined network (SDN)- and network function virtualization (NFV)-based infrastructure.


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