netElastic & Advantech Announce Partnership on Carrier NFV Solutions
Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) from netElastic Validated on Advantech Intel® Select Solution for NFVI platforms and New Edge Server Series
The combined vBNG solutions deliver market-leading performance and scalability with advanced subscriber management. The platforms incorporate all the capabilities and features of traditional BNGs along with the next-generation flexibility and cost benefits of an innovative virtualized solution.
The vBNG software suite has been successfully integrated with Advantech's FWA-6170 high performance network appliance, with porting underway on Advantech's SKY-8201 Carrier Grade server. Both are fully validated Intel® Select Solution for NFVI platforms.
SKY-8211 platforms are ideal for software defined networking deployment and are also based on the highly versatile Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable series enabling high performance control and data plane processing. With multiple front facing ethernet ports connected to a cost optimized planar PCIe board, the short-depth carrier grade platforms eliminate the need for multiple PCIe cards and offers all the physical connectivity advantages of an off-the-shelf enterprise or provider edge router.
“With the explosion in subscriber demand for bandwidth, vBNGs offer CoSPs the ability to easily scale, thereby eliminating the need for large capital outlays with specialized hardware components”. said James Yang, VP Advantech Networks and Communications Group. “Rather than expensive network upgrades, vBNGs offer network operators a “pay as you grow” model, helping CoSPs create a more flexible and scalable network, and reduce the reliance on legacy, proprietary, and customized hardware”.
At SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, NL on Oct 8-12, attendees will discover how netElastic and Advantech can help CoSPs achieve maximum performance on multiple CPUs through an optimized data plane using DPDK that takes full advantage of Intel network interface controllers and can easily scale across multiple CPUs and servers as demands increase.
The SKY-8211 based solution will be showcased at netElastic’s booth in the SDN NFV World Congress expo area. To book a meeting, please contact us at [email protected].