Kontron and GENBAND to Showcase HD Video Delivery Reference Solution for Service Provider NFV Environments

Combined hardware and software technologies improve service provider economics with hyper-dense and cost-optimized Session Border Controller media transcoding on Intel architecture

Augsburg, GERMANY, February 25th, 2015 – Kontron and GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, will demonstrate an innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architecture that significantly improves the economics of HD video and audio transcoding for cloud-based real-time communications.
The reference solution will be live at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 2-5, 2015, at Kontron stand 5H19, Hall 5, and GENBAND stand 2I31, Hall 2.
The goal is to demonstrate to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) how to achieve massive scalability, superior economic efficiencies and quality video delivery when leveraging the GENBAND Session Border Controller (SBC) NFV application on the Kontron SYMKLOUD converged modular server that features up to 18 Intel® Core i7-4860EQ processors and redundant hot-swappable 10GbE switching.
The demonstration will highlight Kontron and GENBAND’s NFV leadership in cloud-based media processing with a High Definition video transcoding SBC application, with the control plane and media SBC components both running in a virtualized NFV cloud environment on the Kontron SYMKLOUD server utilizing Intel®  architecture.
“Service providers have to drive down both the capital and operating costs with video delivery—without sacrificing quality, reliability or scale,” said Robert Courteau, Executive V.P., Communications BU, Kontron.  “The reference architecture Kontron and GENBAND are demonstrating live at the Mobile World Congress fulfill these service provider requirements with unmatched functional excellence.”
“As a leading provider of multiple NFV applications, GENBAND is pleased to work with Kontron to offer service providers unique and market-leading NFV media processing capabilities,” said Sanjay Bhatia, Director of Marketing Strategy at GENBAND.  “We look forward to continuing to work together to help our mutual service provider customers reap even more business value from their investments in virtualized infrastructures.”
Kontron’s SYMKLOUD converged hardware platform is massively scalable and extremely dense, packing up to nine hot-swappable modular servers (each with single or dual independent x86 nodes) and two OpenFlow-ready 10GbE switches – all in a 2U enclosure.  This high density and converged infrastructure hardware solution greatly improves the economics of CSP infrastructure.

About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.
Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/
About Kontron in Communications
Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency.  For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.
Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.

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