February 27, 2013 – GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of cloud enablement platforms for business-critical applications, announced today its joint innovation with Alcatel-Lucent to provide a unique technology backbone for the on-boarding of carrier cloud services.
GigaSpaces Cloudify works with Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand™ solution to provide a new class of carrier cloud services that bring the benefits of the cloud to service provider networks and business operations, while also delivering cloud services with the security, reliability, and quality that enterprises and consumers expect.
In this project, Alcatel-Lucent is leveraging Cloudify as a major building block on its carrier-grade Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS). Moreover, it enables the on-boarding of mission critical applications on a massive scale, including both legacy and new carrier cloud services. “The joint integration between Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand solution and Cloudify for the first time makes it possible to meet customer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by integrating carrier networks and the application,” says Zeev Bikowsky our CEO, of GigaSpaces Technologies.
Unlike regular cloud environments, where an application needs to explicitly handle multi-zone deployments, CPaaS allows for the application workload and availability to be handled through a policy driven approach. The policy describes the desired application SLA, while the carrier CPaaS maps the deployment of the application resources to the cloud and reflects the best latency, load, or availability requirements.
The GigaSpaces Alcatel-Lucent integration provides the following benefits:
* Bringing together applications and the network to create network-aware CPaaS services
* Easy on-boarding of carrier services to CloudBand improving time-to-market and complying with Network Function Virtualization requirements
* Making multi-site application deployment simple to address, for latency and location-sensitive applications
* Allowing service providers to offer services that comply with five-nines reliability, security, and disaster recovery
* Providing support for application lifecycle on carrier cloud platforms
“Offering CPaaS as part of the CloudBand solution enables service providers to make a smooth migration to the carrier cloud to quickly deploy value-added services with improved quality and scalability without the need for dedicated equipment,” said Dor Skuler, Vice President, General Manager of CloudBand Business Unit at Alcatel-Lucent. “
GigaSpaces Technologies is the pioneer of a new generation of application virtualization platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments, and cloud enabling technologies. GigaSpaces is the only platform on the market that offers truly silo-free architecture, along with operational agility and openness, delivering enhanced efficiency, extreme performance, and always-on availability. Our solutions are designed from the ground up to run on any cloud environment, and offer a pain-free, evolutionary path to meet tomorrow’s IT challenges.
Hundreds of organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, including Global Fortune 500 companies, from top financial service enterprises, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, and telecom carriers.
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