The two vendors intend to work together to sell a joint product and will be demonstrating a prototype at Mobile World Congress in February.
EMC plans to partner with multiple vendors to deliver its network functions virtualization (NFV) platform through its Telecom Modernization Group. It announced its first partnership last week with Affirmed Networks, through which EMC will provide analytics to go along with Affirmed’s virtual probe.
In the Cellwize-EMC partnership, EMC’s analytics engine ingests millions of data events per second, and Cellwize’s software feeds measurements back into the analytics engine to continuously improve services – hence, the “self-organizing” moniker.
Specific markets that Cellwize and EMC are targeting for this real-time analytics offering include enterprise customers, university campuses, and IoT applications such as smart cities and connected cars.
EMC’s NFV initiative is so new it has barely settled on a name for itself. It was initially the Network NFV Group, then the Telecom Transformation Group, and now the Telecom Modernization Group.
Two-year-old Cellwize, headquartered in Singapore, announced in December that it had raised $14.5 million in a Series A round.