Companies Extend Partnership to include Network Functions Virtualization
NEW DELHI, India and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), today announced a new collaboration to deliver solutions that accelerate network transformation for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). Through this expanded relationship, the companies will combine VMware’s production-proven, 5G and OpenStack-ready network functions virtualization (NFV) platform with Tech Mahindra’s Network Services to enable global CSPs to accelerate new service delivery, open new opportunities and improve IT and business economics.
CSPs need to deliver new and differentiated services faster in an on-demand model, which means turning on services when and where subscribers want them, keeping capital spend to a minimum. Doing so will enable telcos to rethink new business models and services. Through unique solutions based on a software-defined and distributed micro datacenter architecture, Tech Mahindra and VMware will help CSPs accelerate time to market, monetize new innovative services, streamline operations and reduce network infrastructure costs in the core, at the edge, and on the customer premise. With 4G and LTE in full swing and with the imminent arrival of 5G, Tech Mahindra’s telco transformation expertise coupled with VMware’s innovative NFV solutions portfolio can help CSPs with their digital transformation.
As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra has onboarded VMware vCloud NFV into Tech Mahindra’s Virtual Network Function (VNF) Xchange program. VNF-Xchange is a vendor-neutral platform designed to accelerate the communications industry’s adoption of NFV and software-defined networks (SDN), providing a platform to integrate VNFs, the components of the NFV reference architecture, and the end-to-end solutions, use cases and network services that they enable.
“This strategic partnership brings together Tech Mahindra’s Digital Transformation expertise and VMware’s innovative cloud computing and network virtualization portfolio to address emerging technology areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, rich multimedia and vCPE quicker than ever,” said Manish Vyas, President Communications Business and Chief Executive, Network Services. “By adopting a software-defined infrastructure that delivers improved economics and agility, Tech Mahindra and VMware will help our mutual Telecom customers grow greater, change faster, and run better."
“VMware is a proven, strategic software partner to global CSPs enabling them to manage, transform, and grow their businesses,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president and general manager, Telco Group, VMware. “By building on our robust and agile Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure, VMware and Tech Mahindra will equip service providers to deliver innovative and secure hybrid cloud and IoT solutions, creating new revenue streams while, driving down costs, and improving overall customer satisfaction.”
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.6 billion company with 117,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 885 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).
We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.
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