Frost & Sullivan Applauds QualiSystems’ Leadership in SDN/NFV Testing and DevOps Transformation

July 2, 2012

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are still young in their deployment cycles. The industry is still developing operational experience about the agility SDN and NFV can offer as an evolution of network architecture and how to develop and manage new network services based on SDN/NFV deployments. Adding confusion to the SDN/NFV arena is the extensive number of proposed solutions to the evolved network control plane, as evidenced by the plethora of controllers offered via the Open Network Foundation (ONF), Open Daylight project, the Open Network Operating System project, and many vendor-specific implementations.  Against this backdrop of newness, service providers have a strong need to develop sound testing and operational methodologies that can cope with the increased complexity of networks that will increasingly be programmatically operated and that require greater levels of automation.

“This award comes at a time when QualiSystems has established key industry partnerships around SDN/NFV testing and DevOps. Our customers demonstrate how we achieve automated, cloud-enabled DevOps-type practices in SDN and NFV testing,” said Lior Koriat, chief executive officer at QualiSystems. “For example, Cisco DevNet is a public cloud based on QualiSystems’ CloudShell platform that offers ISVs access to complex network topologies of Cisco hardware and software products for the purposes of API development and certification testing.”

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“QualiSystems has made significant inroads in the SDN/NFV market as an IT automation software provider by bringing new thought leadership insights into how automation and DevOps are the necessary companion to SDN and NFV network transformation, through the most extensive partnerships in the market with companies such as IXIA, Cisco, OOL, WWT and QualiTest,” said Mariano Kimbara, Frost & Sullivan industry analyst. “QualiSystems has delivered a best-in-class purchase experience to end users, systematizing knowledge for hybrid programmer/non-programmer network teams and executing sustainable automation practices. We are happy to recognize its excellence with our award.”

About QualiSystems
QualiSystems is the leading provider of cloud management platforms for DevOps transformation for IT infrastructure, network, development and test organizations. QualiSystems automation makes infrastructure agile to enable business to get to market faster, maximize costly resources, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX waste.

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