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Dialogic Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) enable end-to-end SDN/NFV solutions for service provider VoLTE and mobile core environments

Jim Machi

Dialogic, a cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions provider for service providers, enterprises, and developers, and Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering, announced today that Dialogic has joined Tech Mahindra’s VNF-Xchange platform for end-to-end solution integration and pre-certification of VNF designs. Dialogic’s cloud-ready contributions to the VNF-Xchange will initially include its PowerMedia® XMS, PowerMedia® Media Resource Broker (MRB), and PowerVille® Load Balancer (LB) products. These products will play a key role in a multi-vendor collection of orchestrated Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) for certifying, evaluating, and benchmarking end-to-end solutions for service providers.

Tech Mahindra’s VNF-Xchange provides a platform that brings together “best-of-class” VNFs in a vendor neutral environment along with key functional orchestration and management components. The VNF-Xchange is being used to validate network element cloud-native capabilities including VNF onboarding and automated lifecycle management as well as functional interoperability for services like VoLTE, VoWiFi, and real-time voice and video-enabled applications to help service providers realize their SDN/NFV vision.

"Innovative technologies in network virtualization are dramatically creating opportunities for communication service providers to deploy more efficient and agile networks. The VNF-Xchange program is the industry's premier standards driven ecosystem, and we are very excited to collaborate with Dialogic to lead this transformation to help our customers realize the value," said Arunmozhi Balasubramanian, Senior VP: Network Service – Solutions & Strategy at Tech Mahindra.

Dialogic’s PowerMedia and PowerVille solutions are important components in putting together end-to-end, NFV-ready VoLTE and mobile core solutions for service providers. Their performance in virtualized environments, standards-based functional interoperability, and cloud-ready architecture have already helped us accelerate real-life, end-to-end service demonstrations for several service provider proof-of-concepts in the VNF-Xchange platform, the industry’s first product-independent NFV platform.

"Service providers are looking for NFV-ready solutions that are already pre-certified, ready to deploy, and reduce the need to do lab trials and complex proof of concepts. We’ve continuously geared our solutions to be cloud-optimized and NFV-ready and are continuously working with Tech Mahindra to help service providers realize their SDN/ NFV goals," said Jim Machi, SVP of Product Management and Marketing.

The award- winning PowerMedia XMS Media Resource Function (MRF) and PowerMedia MRB enable the delivery of media rich services in IMS/VoLTE environments, and provide the basis for developing new and innovative value-added services focused on Rich Communication Services (RCS), WebRTC, or over-the-top (OTT) applications requiring media processing, transcoding, or media recording. PowerVille LB is a software-based real-time communications cloud-ready load balancer uniquely designed to meet the challenges in scaling and delivering today’s demanding real-time communications applications.