Artesyn Embedded Technologies Joins ETSI Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group

New Delhi, February 23, 2014: Artesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing & Power business, today announced that it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group (ISG). Initiated by some of the largest network operators in the world, the group has attracted broad industry support and participation now includes communication equipment vendors, IT vendors and technology providers.

The NFV ISG aims to achieve a consistent approach and common architecture for the hardware and software infrastructure needed to support virtualized network functions. The group has already published the first five specifications and is developing more detailed guidance. These documents agree a framework and terminology for NFV which will help the industry channel its efforts towards fully interoperable solutions to enable global economies of scale.

Software solutions manager for Artesyn Embedded Technologies Mark Dunton said, “Artesyn has joined the world’s leading experts in NFV with a view to evolving our product line to support infrastructure development and network deployment. We embrace the objectives of the NFV ISG as they align with our vision for Artesyn’s communications solutions. Artesyn is looking forward to becoming a major contributor to the group, specifically leveraging expertise in heterogeneous acceleration and other critical functions to enable effective NFV deployments.”

Dr Prodip Sen of Verizon Communications, who is chairman of ETSI’s NFV ISG, said, “We are pleased to welcome Artesyn to the group. Its expertise in carrier grade computing platforms and experience with specifications organizations will be a valuable contribution. What’s more, Artesyn has indicated a willingness to learn from the group and support our work in its product line.”

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