Complements IP Infusion’s Commitment to Deliver a Next-Generation White Box
Operating System for Service Providers and Data Center Operators
SANTA CLARA, Calif., OTTAWA, Canada July 12, 2018 – IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced the acquisition of Northforge Innovations® Inc., an expert software consulting and development company. Northforge Innovations, a Canadian-based software development company specializing in network infrastructure and network security, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, and a consolidated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the Internet of Things (IoT) markets and parent company of IP Infusion.
Employing highly skilled network communications software experts, Northforge Innovations provides the talent and expertise to advance the security, speed and intelligence of data packet transmission. Founded in 2004, Northforge is trusted by 75+ CEOs of OEM network communications companies for their innovative software consulting and development services and solutions. IP Infusion has been a customer of Northforge Innovations’ software development services for several years.
In today’s networking market environment, service providers and data center operators are making substantial capital investments in 5G mobile communications services. These companies are facing the challenge of major reductions in the costs of capital investment in network infrastructure while improving their ability to implement new features. These companies are addressing these needs through investment in disaggregated networking solutions. OcNOS™, IP Infusion’s network operating system for white box solutions, enables the disaggregation. The acquisition of Northforge Innovations reinforces IP Infusion’s commitment to the “white box” marketplace by expanding and strengthening OcNOS, and to increase the hardware products that can be operated by OcNOS.
“Together, IP Infusion and Northforge will deliver next-generation OcNOS to satisfy the network quality and functionality requirements of service providers and data center operators,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “We believe that our combined technology leadership, from IP Infusion’s years of networking operating software experience to Northforge’s extensive network communications expertise, will give networking customers more choices and the flexibility that disaggregated networking brings.”
“Northforge brings to the acquisition a high level of software development capacity, expert knowledge and experience that will strengthen and accelerate IP Infusion’s OcNOS presence in the network communications industry, in addition to providing customized implementation services to OEMs in the network communication industry,” said Brenda Pastorek, President and Chief Operating Officer of Northforge Innovations. “For example, our deep expertise of Broadcom’s chipset products, gained from our technical support as Broadcom’s only Authorized Development Collaborator for StrataDNX™, will support IP Infusion’s initiative for innovating white box network solutions within the network industry.”
About IP Infusion
IP Infusion, the leader in disaggregated networking solutions, delivers enterprise and carrier-grade software solutions allowing network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy new features and services quickly. IP Infusion’s OcNOS, the industry’s first enterprise and carrier-grade network operating system for Open Compute hardware, allows for easier implementation of large-scale IT networks, and offers customers white box solutions to deploy more quickly. VirNOS, an NFV-based software platform, provides a carriers and enterprises with a cost-effective network OS approach to implement and manage their networking services. With the OcNOS and VirNOS network operating systems, both powered by ZebOS, IP Infusion offers network operators, carriers, and enterprises with the physical and virtual software solutions they need to achieve the disaggregated networking model. Over 300 customers worldwide, including major networking equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion’s respected ZebOS platform to build networks to address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and mobile networking. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.ipinfusion.com.
About Northforge Innovations
Northforge Innovations is an expert software consulting and development company focused on advancing the speed, security, and intelligence of the communications infrastructure. We help customers bring innovation and quality to their network infrastructure and network security products and services. For more information, visit www.gonorthforge.com.
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has been providing advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
IP Infusion, ZebOS, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.