Kontron and Inovax partner to deliver telecom and cloud solutions in Brazil

Includes the Kontron SYMKLOUD line of converged platforms for SDN and NFVi deployments

Montreal, CANADA, December 1, 2017Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, and Inovax, a system integrator of real-time communications solutions, today announced they have partnered to provide OpenStack cloud provisioning and other switch and compute infrastructure platforms to the Brazilian telecom, hosting and enterprise markets.

Inovax is already a partner of Canonical and has built up solid OpenStack experience. The partnership with Kontron enables Inovax to significantly advance its cloud offerings with the turnkey Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform, also based on Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack.

Both companies will be showcasing and testing their OpenStack expertise with hundreds of developers from the open source community during the Smart City Cloud Openstack Hackathon in the Olympic Site of “Nave do Conhecimento”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 1–3, 2017. The SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform will be used to test new applications intended to transform cities into “smart” cities.

The high density turnkey SYMKLOUD OpenStack solution enables telecommunication service providers to roll out new cloud environments in hours, not days, as part of any network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure. The solution is highly modular and reduces the amount of rack space required from 9U to a 2U footprint to provision OpenStack controllers and other tools.

“We are proud to partner with Kontron as we believe in offering our customers only the highest quality solutions,” said Manoel Rodrigues, COO, Inovax. “We are particularly impressed by SYMKLOUD’s high processing power using the smallest OpenStack footprint. Its modular design, compute and storage capabilities allow applications or VNFs to scale while delivering huge cost savings to our service provider and datacenter customers in South America.”

“Kontron has a long history in the telecom space providing, first, carrier grade COTS hardware, and now cloud computing converged platforms,” said Benoit Robert, VP Marketing & Strategy, Kontron Communications Business. “We are delighted to have been selected by Inovax to help provide underlying Brazilian carrier and cloud infrastructure in a great and rapidly growing market.”

Find Kontron and Inovax at the next event: Smart City Cloud Openstack Hackathon Rio
December 1 – 3, 2017| Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Smart City Hackathon
OpenStack Hackathon Brasil

About Inovax
Founded in 1989, INOVAX Engenharia de Sistemas Ltda. provides products and develops Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Real-Time Communication solutions for corporate environments, employing advanced technology solutions based on international industry standards. INOVAX is the leader in Brazil in providing IP multimedia communication solutions to decision centers, applicable to environments such as financial tables, dispatch rooms, energy centers and emergency services. By developing technologies that are in tune with the needs of the market, INOVAX has achieved great prominence due to its capacity of careful and responsible management in the application of its research and development resources. For more information: http://inovax.com.br/

About Kontron in Communications
Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

About Kontron
Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, works closely with its customers, allowing them to focus on their core competencies by offering a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services designed to help them make the most of their applications. With a significant percentage of employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms; bringing to life numerous technologies and applications that touch millions of lives. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC.”

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