News | April 16, 2014

Dell Selects Aeroflex's TeraVM To Showcase Virtual Network Function Readiness

Aeroflex and Dell to demonstrate the readiness of Dell’s Red Hat OpenStack cloud-managed platform for Virtuafl Network Functions at Red Hat Summit

Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. recently announced that Dell has chosen TeraVM, a virtualized IP test solution, to demonstrate the readiness of the Dell ecosystem for Virtual Network Functions (VNF). The demonstration will take place at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on April 14 - 17, 2014.

“TeraVM is an excellent solution available today which enables us prove that virtual network functions on cloud platforms are of an acceptable quality and highly performing”, commented Franklin Flint, Global Telecommunications Strategist and Marketing Director, Dell OEM Solutions, “TeraVM has enabled us to show without doubt, that the software-based VNFs on the COTS[1] cloud platform are not only operational but in most cases exceed the performance of an equivalent network product on proprietary hardware”.

“Dell’s acceptance of TeraVM as a VNF not only demonstrates how traditional networking technology is changing, but more importantly shows that network performance testing is evolving to be a service entity in carrier networks,” said Mark Lambe of Aeroflex. “We are really excited by the recognition we have received from Dell, but more so by them selecting us to be part of Dell’s cloud ecosystem for NFV[2].”

TeraVM is a virtualized test solution that is orchestrated through Red Hat’s OpenStack cloud operating system as a VNF. TeraVM enables advanced network and application performance test and measurement on a per flow basis. TeraVM facilitates functional verification of the cloud operating system, dedicated network and traffic policy settings. TeraVM is also used to verify the performance of application traffic services with dedicated: compute, networking, and storage, ensuring no quality degradation to potential users of the cloud and service.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

About TeraVM
TeraVM helps service providers and network equipment manufacturer’s load, analyze, develop, and validate the performance and capabilities of a wide variety of network and security devices including VPN/Firewall, vSwitch, DPI or IPS/IDS, vLoad Balancer, and video infrastructure. Additionally, TeraVM provides highly realistic and very high load traffic generation and analysis from 1 Gigabit to 1 Terabit of fully stateful data application traffic, with comprehensive measurement and performance analysis on each and every application flow to easily pinpoint and isolate problems. TeraVM is a brand name of Shenick Network Systems, which was acquired by Aeroflex in February 2014.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Holding Corp. is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.

[1] Commercial Off the Shelf

[2] Network Function Virtualization

SOURCE: Aeroflex Holding Corp.

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