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Company Overview of ConteXtream, Inc.

Company Overview

ConteXtream, Inc. provides cloud-based network virtualization framework for cloud service providers, hybrid clouds, access providers, and private clouds and enterprises. It offers ConteXtream Grid solution, a software-defined networking based network virtualization solution that forms a software abstraction layer on top of traditional networks, creating an any-to-any network grid to enable a platform for network virtualization of the edge, core, and data center. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

4800 Great America Parkway

Suite 213

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

408-492-1833

Fax:

408-492-1282

Key Executives for ConteXtream, Inc.

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder, Vice President of Finance and Operations
Co-Founder
Co-Founder and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ConteXtream, Inc. Key Developments

ConteXtream, Inc. Announces First Commercially Available Opendaylight Based Carrier Grade SDN Fabric for NFV

ConteXtream, Inc. announced the launch of ContexNet 4.0, the first commercially-available OpenDaylight-based, carrier-grade software-defined networking (SDN) fabric for network functions virtualization (NFV). ContexNet 4.0 helps carriers avoid commoditization of their products and develop new revenue streams by creating a more flexible and programmable network through a SDN/NFV model. To combat this trend, carriers are looking to SDN and NFV to virtualize their networks so they can decrease costs and be more nimble to capitalize on current market trends. ContexNet 4.0 helps carriers overcome deployment challenges and enables them to pursue new revenue opportunities by leveraging an industry-standard approach that easily integrates into existing infrastructure and provides the flexibility needed to quickly introduce and support new services. This paves the way for service providers to offer more personalized, a la carte-style plans to consumers, such as video or music streaming, without straining the network as a whole. Taking advantage of OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OpenFlow and other industry standards, ContexNet 4.0 provides unsurpassed scale, supporting millions of subscribers with customized service profiles, as well as the resiliency, high-availability and extendibility requirements for carriers’ unique network needs. This complies with the Internet Engineering Tasks Force (IETF) horizontal standard interfaces for network virtualization allowing operators to create programmable networks that are not only flexible and self-healing, but also have a high degree of consistency. The solution also allows for geographically dispersed sites to be unified and operate as a single network.

ConteXtream Inc. Collaborates with Red Hat, Inc. to Deliver Orchestration of Carrier-SDN Solutions Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

ConteXtream Inc. announced its collaboration with Red Hat, Inc. to integrate OpenStack orchestration with ConteXtream's software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) fabric for carrier-SDN solutions. ConteXtream has integrated Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with ConteXtream's ContexNet, a carrier-grade SDN fabric, and will demonstrate this capability for vGi-LAN use case at Red Hat Summit 2014. The current collaboration between Red Hat and ConteXtream has been designed to enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to address various SDN, NFV and network virtualization needs. The integration enables end customers to instantiate ContexNet nodes in the right places, servers and switches within the network, as well as to provision the correct parameters and key performance indicators (KPIs). When used for NFV purposes, ContexNet leverages Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to populate its distributed mapping system with relevant information regarding instantiation of Virtual Network Function Components (VNFCs) in the network. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform can direct the right VNFCs to the right ContexNet network virtualization edge overlay nodes, whether they are host-based, top-of-rack based or a WAN edge nodes. Following this initial demonstration, Red Hat and ConteXtream plan to continue work on joint use cases in the areas of the collapsed virtualized packet core, IMS-SBC VoIP applications, and full wire speed software forwarding needed for high-touch chaining-balancing actions for service providers. ConteXtream's ContexNet leverages virtualization and grid computing technologies to enable operators to accelerate revenue growth through more rapid testing and introduction of new services or features; utilize local and remote network resources on demand; and reduce CAPEX and OPEX by automating network operations. ContexNet runs on standard, off-the-shelf computing platforms, creating a single, distributed and scalable SDN domain, dynamically linking network functions by steering the right traffic flows to virtual functions in the right sequence. ContexNet is compliant with industry standard-based mechanisms such as OpenFlow, LISP and OpenStack which enable it to fully separate control from forwarding, location from identity, and orchestration from networking.

ConteXtream and Guavus Partner to Make Service Provider Networks Programmable with Real-Time Analytics

ConteXtream Inc. announced that it has partnered with Guavus to bring real-time analytics to Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployments on service provider networks. The partnership will combine ConteXtream's ContexNet(TM) and Guavus' Reflex(TM) operational intelligence platform. The joint solution gives network operators an end-to-end view across their network and enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to dynamically and more efficiently allocate network resources for video optimization, TCP optimization, and rate shaping. ConteXtream's ContexNet is a carrier-grade distributed SDN fabric that leverages proven virtualization and grid computing technologies to enable operators to accelerate revenue growth through more rapid testing and introduction of new services or features, utilize local and remote network resources on demand, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX by automating network operations. ContexNet runs on standard, off-the-shelf computing platforms, creating a single, distributed and scalable SDN domain, dynamically links network functions by steering the right traffic flows to virtual functions in the right sequence. ContexNet is compliant with industry standard-based mechanisms such as OpenFlow, LISP and OpenStack which enable it to fully separate control from forwarding, location from identity, and orchestration from networking. Guavus' Reflex Platform provides a real time integrated view across customers' business and operations for improved decision making. As a result, carriers benefit from an end-to-end view across their enterprise with a highly granular resolution and actionable insights that can be embedded into automated workflows to rapidly implement value added services and develop network policies that effectively reduce capital and operational costs. Reflex uses highly optimized computational algorithms and machine learning to distill actionable insights from very large datasets. This allows for continual optimization of the computational process, as well as enables improved forward-looking and predictive analysis, real-time decision-making and automation.

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