Category: Network Functions Virtualization

High-performance, high-availability enterprise SD-WAN and vCPE

Introduction Network functions virtualization (NFV) has come a long way from the conceptual whitepaper released in 2011 by the European telecommunications and standards institute (ETSI). Today, leading communication service providers (SK, AT&T, Verizon, Deusche Telecom to name a few) have made steady progress in these 6 years, virtualizing sizeable chunk of their networks, everyday deploying […]

The Advantages of Lanner HybridTCA™ over ATCA Platforms

Lanner Electronics, a premier provider of tailored, high-capacity carrier telecommunication platforms, is announcing its HybridTCA™ (Hybrid Telecommunications Computing Architecture) hardware platform to carrier and enterprise customers. The trend of extending Ethernet networks beyond familiar LAN has led Internet service provides to deliver Carrier Ethernet services to Enterprises, businesses and residential end-users. The growing ubiquity of […]

Meeting the Demands of SDN and NFV by Leveraging Intel® Open Network Platform

Intel® ONP (Open Network Platform) is a reference architecture to encourage the wide adoptions of SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization). This move by Intel clearly points out that the network industry is walking through a transition from hardware-based to a more software-focused ecosystem. With the rapid development of open-source and open-standard […]

Optimized NFVI-ready Network Platform for Carrier-grade Virtual Network Security

Background Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a new network architecture concept that uses IT virtualization technologies to decouple network functions, such as router, firewall, network address transition (NAT), and domain name service (DNS), from proprietary hardware appliances so that they can run as software on general purpose network platform. NFV aims to help telecom service […]

Cost-effective Enterprise vCPE Platforms

  Great technological advancements from the telecom industry are finally primed and ready to move into the enterprise sector. The massive network functions virtualization project is improving everyday bringing carrier-class networking on commodity x86 hardware. Up until the coming of SDN/NFV, Communication Service Provider have had to rely on specialized and often proprietary hardware installed at […]

Enterprise/Carrier Grade VoIP: Session Border Controllers Running on Lanner’s Edge Computing Hardware

Background Insecure systems are breached by hackers at an increasingly alarming rate, and VoIP infrastructure is no exception. Companies everywhere are looking protect their communications, and currently the best possible security solution for session-based  communications(mostly SIP) is to utilize a SBC (Session Border Controller). Requirements Reliability Enterprise/Carriers require low-latency communications that are reliable, redundant and […]