NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology announces its expansion of the NEC SDN Partner Space, a partner program that includes more than 40 partners to deliver SDN and NFV solutions to more than 250 system installations across the globe. The expanded ecosystem focuses on bringing new services and applications to market through commercially ready solutions. The joint program enables NEC and NetCracker to serve a full range of networking, IT and professional services expertise to the ecosystem with a particular focus on operationalizing and monetizing homegrown and partner solutions for customers.
The NEC SDN Partner Space brings together leading innovators across the communications technology landscape to operationalize SDN and NFV.
The company believes the expanded partner ecosystem can address the strong demand for a wide range of high-growth market opportunities, including smart cities, smart homes, IoT and cloud-based business and residential services, among others.
“The NEC SDN Partner Space is groundbreaking in its ability to help both our enterprise and service provider customers operationalize SDN and NFV solutions, introducing new revenue growth opportunities and the ability to enable more agile operations,” said Jiro Kitakaze, General Manager, Smart Networks Division, NEC Corporation. “We are excited to announce this expansion into NFV, which will bring about new capabilities in orchestration to empower even more functionality for our customers.”
“Too often partner ecosystems are designed more for vendor marketing purposes than solving real business problems for customers,” said Rahul Chandra, Vice President of Partner Development at NetCracker. “By focusing our ecosystem on the commercial and operational readiness of SDN and NFV-based applications, we are in an ideal position to help our customers become more competitive and capitalize on new market opportunities.”
The NEC SDN Partner Space was announced in 2014 and has swelled with the cooperation of major partners, including Intel, Juniper, Sandvine, Allot Networks, Kaspersky Lab, SanDisk and others.