Huawei: Turns to Acquiring Amartus Software in Attempt to Boost SDN Prospects

Ron Westfall
Ron Westfall

Summary Bullets:

  • Huawei acquired the SDN software assets of Ireland-headquartered Amartus in a bid to accelerate its SDN roadmap and enhance its presence in the European market.
  • Huawei takes over the Amartus Chameleon SDS platform but gains precious little new channel influence and begs the question why it could not develop equivalent service orchestration assets in-house.

Huawei acquired the SDN software assets of Amartus, although the financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The terms of the deal include the senior team and product staff based in Ireland joining Huawei with the remaining Amartus staff retaining the rights to service current customers and pursue operator software development and integration service opportunities. Huawei gains the Amartus Chameleon SDS product, which is designed as a multi-vendor service orchestrator that extends lifecycle automation for on-demand cloud and network services over hybrid virtual and physical environments. Specifically the Chameleon SDS uses the Amartus Runtime Programmable Modelling technology which is developed to enable developers to build orchestration apps via runtime configuration and modeling while avoiding legacy coding methods.

How does the acquisition of the Amartus SDN software assets advance its SDN roadmap and improve Huawei’s competitive prospects?

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