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Calsoft Labs to Offer Professional Services and Support for Intel® Data Plane Development Kit

SANTA CLARA, California, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Calsoft Labs (an ALTEN Group Company) offers technology consulting and support services to NEMs and Telecom operators

Calsoft Labs, a pioneer in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, today announced the availability of a range of professional services to support network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and telecom operators to use the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) to design, develop and deploy network functions with industry-leading packet processing performance using Intel® architecture-based platforms.

Telecom operators are increasingly looking to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to reduce CapEx and OpEx while accelerating the ability to develop and deploy new, revenue-generating services. Intel platforms allow applications and network functions to be implemented in a single, scalable multi-core architecture with up to 10x improvement in data plane processing performance using Intel DPDK.

Equipment manufacturers and telecom operators are often challenged to re-architect and re-engineer network functions to use Intel DPDK capabilities for high-speed packet processing, and to develop an efficient orchestration infrastructure to stage and manage Virtual Network Function (VNF) deployments in a Telco environment. Calsoft Labs offers a complete range of professional services including architecture and design consultation, product engineering, VNF orchestration, systems integration, VNF deployment and operations support services to customers, thereby helping NEMs and telecom operators to migrate to Open Network Platforms based on Intel architecture.

"Calsoft Labs has been working on Intel DPDK based NFV solution development and deployment for the past few years. We are happy to work with Intel to offer our services to customers globally as an official Intel DPDK partner," said Mr. Gerald Attia, Director and Chairman of the Board, Calsoft Labs.

"The Intel® DPDK continues to see great momentum and traction in the industry, and is becoming an increasingly important foundation for SDN and NFV solutions. Intel is pleased to see Calsoft Labs supporting Intel DPDK customers to develop and roll out new and enhanced products and services, and accelerate revenue streams," said Stephen Price, GM Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel Corporation.

Calsoft Labs is a pioneer in NFV and SDN with a track record of having delivered few of the industry's first commercially deployed virtual appliances and SDN applications. A wholly owned subsidiary of the €1.2 billion ALTEN Group, Calsoft Labs offers telecom product engineering and systems integration services across the entire value chain from product development to network deployment and operations support. Please visit http://sdn.calsoftlabs.com for more information.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

For further information on Calsoft Labs expertise and solutions in NFV domain, please contact:
Vineed Konkoth, Director - SDN & NFV Practice, [email protected].

About Calsoft Labs

Calsoft Labs is a wholly owned subsidiary of the €1.2 billion ALTEN Group. Calsoft Labs offers technology consulting, product engineering and systems integration services globally to equipment manufacturers (OEMs/ODMs), telecom operators and independent software vendors (ISVs). Calsoft Labs operates state-of-the-art product design and development centers at Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore in India, with sales & support offices worldwide including North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.calsoftlabs.com.


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