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Kaloom Collaborates with Red Hat to Deliver a Virtual Central Office Solution for Multivendor NFV Deployments


Kaloom announces a multivendor Virtual Central Office solution for
virtualized data centers, mobile networks and cloud edge

The OpenStack® Summit Kaloom,
an emerging leader in the fully automated data center networking
software market, today announced collaboration with Red Hat, Inc., the
world's leading provider of open source solutions, around the launch of
the Red Hat virtual central office solution, a Virtual Central Office
(VCO) solution for multivendor NFV deployments at the edge. The solution
is designed to speed and simplify the deployment of value-added
residential, enterprise and mobile services by telcos and enterprises.

Kaloom provides a fully automated VCO networking solution together with
Red Hat's NFV infrastructure. The solution leverages Kaloom's
programmable fabric to help increase the performance and lower the
latency for NFV applications. Utilizing some of the newest capabilities
in open source software-defined networking (SDN), the Red Hat virtual
central office solution is designed to extend functionality to support
virtualized next-generation mobile services and helps to define a
multivendor central office designed for both 4G and 5G.

The Kaloom solution enhances CPU utilization for virtual network
function (VNF) applications by offloading sophisticated service chaining
functionality and embedding it into the data plane to accelerate overall
performance and lower latency. It also provides customers with a way to
program their infrastructure using the open standards-based P4
programming language to quickly add new services and capabilities.
Advanced in-band telemetry is supported to better manage and support the
VNF infrastructure at scale.

Through extended collaboration, Red Hat and Kaloom have helped to
strengthen the automation of NFV infrastructure to fuel disruption
around how cloud and data center networks are built, managed and
maintained for operators, wireless providers, enterprises, cloud
providers, and gaming companies. The days of CLI-based configuration are
finally over as Kaloom brings true automation to the data center.
Kaloom's Software Defined Fabric (SDF) platform includes self-discovery
and self-provisioning mechanisms, as well as self-learning, self-forming
capabilities creating an environment of autonomous networking nodes.
Kaloom combines operational simplification and high performance to
enhance network management and dramatically expand scalability.

Kaloom's solution offers integrated service chaining offload, virtual
cloud router and virtual switch capabilities, while allowing customers
to program new features in-house, eliminating the need for expensive
physical appliances while meeting new emerging requirements by
leveraging low-cost networking white boxes.

Leveraging white boxes and open source-based solutions can deliver
greater agility, innovation and an improved customer experience to end
users while enabling data center operators to reduce CAPEX and OPEX.

"We see a strong need among current beta and other potential customers
to have an open multivendor NFV solution. Our advanced service chaining
capabilities significantly increase performance and lower latency
delivering better overall network performance and lower costs for data
center operators," said Laurent Marchand, CEO and founder of Kaloom.
"Red Hat is a great partner for us to bring this solution to market."

Kaloom's collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of
open source software solutions, delivers VCO solutions for the
enterprise and telco markets. The collaboration optimizes Kaloom's SDF
with Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux Atomic Host, Red Hat OpenStack Platform
and Red Hat OpenShift, and helps to extend both companies'
technological leadership across the data center and IT landscape.

"As more mobile network operators look to embrace the role of a modern
open telecommunications service provider, moving services from the core
network closer to customers by virtualizing edge networks becomes an
important consideration," said Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President,
Global Information and Communications Technology at Red Hat. "Red Hat
virtual central office solution is designed to provide both a path for
service providers to follow and an open pluggable framework upon which
to build their next generation services by leveraging our partner
ecosystem's strengths and technologies."

About Kaloom
Kaloom is an emerging company developing a
fully automated, programmable data center networking software solution
that will disrupt how cloud and data center networks are built, managed
and operated for enterprises, cloud providers, gaming companies, data
center operators and 5G wireless providers. Kaloom comprises technology
veterans with proven track records of delivering large-scale networking,
analytics and AI-based solutions for the world's largest networks. The
company is backed by leading investors including Fonds de solidarité FTQ
and Somel Investments. Kaloom is based in the heart of the Quartier de
l'innovation in Montreal, Quebec and in the Silicon Valley. For
additional information visit

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