Affirmed Networks – Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO

“While initial NFV deployments provided operators with impressive CapEx savings, today operators are generating significant OpEx savings as well. The next phase will be the realization of NFV’s ability to quickly develop revenue-generating new services that will open up new markets—and new possibilities. By working closely with key partners from across our ecosystem, such as VMware, we can provide the highest levels of interoperability, accelerate deployments and provide our customers with an architecture capable of truly transforming their network and their business.”

Amdocs – Justin Paul, Head of OSS Marketing

“To help our customers benefit from the latest advancements in the network cloud vision, Amdocs NCSO (Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, an NFV Orchestrator) is interoperable with the VMware vCloud NFV™ platform. The two systems provide an end-to-end yet completely open infrastructure for NFV, based on Amdocs NCSO, Amdocs Agile OSS, and VMware’s NFV platform consisting of VMware vSphere®, VMware vSAN and VMware NSX™ for NFVI, vCloud Director for virtual infrastructure management, and vRealize Operations Insight for service assurance. Together they allow operators to reliably deploy any VNF from any vendor.”

Brocade – Nishi Kant, Vice President of Mobile Networking

“VMware and Brocade have collaborated to test various scenarios involving the Brocade vEPC product in VMware’s Telco Cloud environment. This is essential since mobile operators deploying NFV in production need the assurance that their virtualization infrastructure can handle multidimensional and comprehensive functions such as vEPC under various workloads."

Dell – Tom Burns, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Networking

“Today’s communication service providers are looking for ways to lower costs, differentiate services, and bring innovative solutions to market faster. As a result, the industry is evolving towards NFV to gain an advantage. The Dell NFV platform outfitted with VMware vCloud NFV provides customers an open and agile virtualized infrastructure to help them build tomorrow’s future-ready growth engine.”

EMC Corporation – David V. Hudson, Senior Director, Communication Service Provider Solutions

“EMC and VMware are working together to deliver a carrier-grade NFV stack comprised of VMware¹s proven virtualization software running on best-in-class EMC infrastructure. By collaborating together, both companies are committed to delivering the best TCO to operators looking to virtualize their network operations.”

GigaSpaces – Nati Shalom, CTO

“As global service providers transition to the Telco cloud, it’s critical they have access to a broad set of open and interoperable solutions across the NFV landscape. Cloudify by GigaSpaces delivers truly open NFV orchestration, leveraging existing VMware resources through native interoperability with the full VMware stack. This interoperability will enable carriers to maximize their existing VMware infrastructure and use it as part of their NFV environment with the new VMware networking and management capabilities. Together with VMware, we will demonstrate at VMworld 2015 EMEA how our mutual customers can combine Cloudify and VMware’s production-proven vCloud NFV platform, with the ability to run various load types across both vCloud Director and VMware Integrated OpenStack.”

HCL – Shashidhar Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Telecom and Networking, Engineering and R&D Services

“VMware and HCL have entered into a strategic partnership to certify NFV solutions on the VMware vCloud NFV™ platform covering the vCloud Director, VMware NSX™, vSAN and VMware Integrated OpenStack™ modules. We at HCL see NFV as a key technology transformation trend in the telecom and networking industry and look forward to this new partnership to help OEMs and TSPs for accelerated launch of NFV solutions with higher predictability, reliability and performance.”

Brandon Harper, SVP Business Development and Channels, Metaswitch Networks

“Network Functions Virtualization is not only fundamentally redefining how multimedia communications infrastructures are architected and deployed, it is transforming the entire supplier landscape to favor pioneering Network Software Providers such as Metaswitch that are forming close alliances with market-leaders. VMware offers the world’s most-widely deployed virtualization platform, and accreditation of Metaswitch solutions through the VMware Ready for NFV program will provide our customers with confidence, backed by technical validation, in deploying our NFV solutions together.”

Mitel Mobile Division – Terry McCabe, CTO

“As a leader in the deployment of virtualized network solutions to communications service providers, Mitel has partnered with VMware for many years. The evolution of these early virtualized offerings into NFV-compliant solutions, through the VMware Ready for NFV Program, will allow us to maintain that leadership and participate in the development of a rich ecosystem, which will bring increased value to our customers.”

NEC Corporation –Atsuo Kawamura, Senior Vice President

“NEC pioneered its virtualized infrastructure business with VMware, and the companies have had a close working relationship since 2003. We are now reinforcing our alliance with VMware in the area of NFV by participating in the VMware Ready for NFV program. NFV brings drastic changes to conventional carrier network operations and management, and helps Telcos realize the creation of new value added services. NEC and NetCracker add highly reliable, high performance and more open NFV solutions for our service offerings such as vEPC, vCPE as well as management and orchestration. Welcome to real openness in the NFV world with NEC.”

Deepak Harie, Vice President, Systems Integration at Nokia Networks

“Nokia Networks has developed its telco cloud solution on open source based products and VMware virtualization technology. We inject telco requirements for reliability, latency, operability and automation to VMware’s cloud products. For operators, our telco cloud solution with VMware technology means cost efficiency, high performance and scalability as well as ability to manage unpredictable data growth. Operators are also able to develop innovative products and services for mobile users. Additionally, our technical support organization helps operators maintain consistent service level for superior mobile user experience. Concrete benefits of our care solution for VMware include efficient troubleshooting, faster problem detection and resolution with Nokia as the single point of contact for all operator queries.”

Michael Wood, VP, Marketing, VeloCloud

“VeloCloud™ is excited to be one of the first participants in the VMware Ready NFV program, and demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with proven, interoperable NFV solutions. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ simplifies branch WAN networking for customers by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. Through participation in the program, VeloCloud is continuing to accelerate expansion of its existing networking services deployed at more than 100 companies worldwide including global Service Providers and Fortune 5000 Enterprises.”

Versa Networks – Mark Weiner, CMO

“Versa Networks, with its broad set of carrier-grade virtualized network functions, is working alongside VMware at key service provider customers to transform their access networks and make them more agile, cost-effective and service rich and secure. The certification of our offerings through the VMware Ready for NFV program will help demonstrate to customers that our solutions will interoperate as promised as they accelerate their NFV initiatives.”