Partner Benefits

Leverage the partnership program to demonstrate superior performance in the area of virtualization and cloud in perfect harmony.

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Happy Birthday ETSI NFV

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica were the sponsors of ETSI NFV#5 that took place in Malaga, Spain in February 2014.


Service Provider Benefits

Leverage the CloudBand Ecosystem Program to foster transformation of your infrastructure to support Network Functions Virtualization.

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“As an industry we need to accelerate the journey towards NFV. There are 2 main parts in making this happen that need to work well with each other through experimentation and iterations: 1. Wide array of best of breed “virtual network functions” that currently run on purpose built HW and 2. An NFV cloud Platform that’s optimized to run these functions at scale. We’re happy to see Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand open up their NFV platform for any company developing virtual network functions to help accelerate this journey.”
Axel Clauberg, VP IP and Fixed Access Architecture, Group CTO team, Deutsche Telekom AG
“As an advocate of open collaboration focused on virtualization and cloud, Citrix recognizes the value of an open Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) community. The combination of Citrix Cloud Platform powered by Apache CloudStack and Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand brings enormous benefit to telecom service providers by helping them transform to a new NFV reality. The new CloudBand Ecosystem Partnership program provides the necessary proof points for NFV cloud platform migration”
Sameer Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix
“NFV is transforming the Communications Services Provider’s networks. Alcatel-Lucent Cloudband brings about implementation of NFV on Standard High-Volume COTS hardware and the orchestration of Cloud and Networking Functions, lowering CapEx and Opex, and adding services innovation, agility and monetization. Intel and Alcatel-Lucent are excited about collaborating in driving this transformation”
Rose Schooler, Vice President, GM Communications & Storage Infrastructure Group, Intel Corporation
“Realising the NFV promise is not a task for a single vendor. It is not only that NFV addresses so many domains that no vendor can realistically aim to deliver in all of them, but the fact that the NFV promise itself involves an open innovation ecosystem, implying true industry and market collaboration. By creating the first open ecosystem program around the CloudBand NFV platform, Alcatel-Lucent is making a crucial contribution to accelerate the realisation of NFV.”
Dr Diego R. Lopez, Head of Technology Exploration, TPI - GCTO Unit, Telefónica I+D
“To remain competitive, service providers need to move to network functions virtualization (NFV) quickly, but they can’t do it on their own. The CloudBand Ecosystem Program is a great venue for exchanging ideas and best practices driving success for all participants. We are excited to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in NFV, offering our world-class DNS engines and solutions to support the success of the program and help drive the industry forward.”
Brian McElroy, VP of Business Development, Nominum
“ALU CloudBand resolves customer’s dilemma of adopting cloud technologies to run their critical business applications. Once we onborded Radware load balancing-as-a-service solution and enabled CloudBand Management System orchestration, it offered a simplified view of managing and configuring load balancing instances for customers and facilitating their Applications Delivery Controller configuration”
Gilad Zlotkin, VP Virtualization & Management Products, Radware
“The advanced routing and security capabilities of the Brocade® Vyatta® vRouter is leading-edge NFV functionality. Many of the largest clouds in the world are running the vRouter in production data center networks, simplifying the provisioning of private, multitenant and hybrid clouds. We look forward to continuing to lead the state-of-the-art technology through the CloudBand ecosystem program.”
Kelly Herrell, VP and GM Software Networking Business Unit, Brocade
“Network Function Virtualization can provide service providers with significant gains in automation and reductions in costs. Working in conjunction with the Alcatel-Lucent Cloudband Ecosystem, Mellanox’s industry-leading, end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect products with support for NFV provides cloud and telecommunications networks with best-in-class virtualization features, performance and efficiency.”
Eran Bello, Director of Business Development, Telecom and Security markets, Mellanox
“Our research with service providers has found strong demand for an open ecosystem of NFV vendors, large and small, which will work together to resolve NFV challenges and  facilitate adoption. NFV is not just about virtualizing network functions themselves, but also about managing them and orchestrating the cloud resources that support them to optimize their performance at lowest cost. This requires a high degree of collaboration and ongoing knowledge exchange between NFV stakeholders, especially at this early stage of the market. Alcatel-Lucent’s decision to lead such an ecosystem is a welcome development and will go a long way towards reassuring  service providers that the NFV piece parts they select from ecosystem members will work together in future.”
Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, a division of UBM Tech