Lanner Electronics Inc., the global leading supplier in network communication platforms, today announced its partnership with innovative provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions, Ekinops, to develop a highly flexible universal customer premise equipment (uCPE). The partnership enables Lanner x86 network server NCA-4010 to be pre-validated with Ekinops’ Open Virtualization Platform (OVP), addressing the new challenges for communication service providers (CSPs) in the age of virtualization with a consolidated, cost-effective, and NFV-ready uCPE for PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SD-WAN deployments.
The Open Virtualization Platform (OVP) software, part of Ekinops’ OneAccess brand solution portfolio, is a carrier-grade virtualization infrastructure running on x86 uCPE to deliver flexible and virtualized services on-demand for CSPs. The OVP leverages open source software as its foundation to support third-party Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) and enables service-chaining of networking VMs. Its easily programmable software environment consolidates and dramatically simplifies the creation, management and delivery of NFV-based services and SD-WAN. In short, OVP consolidates all networking services onto a single Intel x86 uCPE hardware server to realize PaaS.
“For network virtualization to truly succeed, flexibility and openness are critical. As a long-time champion in NFV, these principles have driven the innovation of the OneAccess brand, leading to the creation of our cornerstone OVP virtualization platform,” comments Philippe Moulin, Chief Operating Officer OneAccess at Ekinops. “Our partnership with Lanner illustrates how great hardware and software can combine to ease the pain of VNF management and service-chaining, empowering CSPs to realize simple, manageable NFV.”
Lanner, for its part, adopted NCA-4010, a carrier-grade network appliance for uCPE, as the hardware server in this partnership. Running on Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518 (4-core) and D1548 (8-core) 14nm SoC and DDR4 memory, NCA-4010 offers high-performance to run the OVP environment and consolidate routes, firewalls and WAN optimization, as well as SD-WAN.
“Pre-validation from the OneAccess brand OVP has enabled us to realize a truly flexible, easy-to-manage and cost-effective uCPE for NFV and SD-WAN deployments,” said Jean Tseng, VP and GM of Lanner Telecommunication BU. “The solution is a real achievement for CSPs on the path to virtualization. It consolidates all networking services, including firewalls, routers and SD-WAN, and offers fully open, flexible service-chaining of VNFs from a range of vendors. In short, the joint solution allows customers to enjoy streamlined deployment and simplified management of NFV-ready PaaS architecture.”
Ekinops is a leading provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions to service providers around the world. Our programmable and highly scalable solutions enable the fast, flexible and cost-effective deployment of new services for both high-speed, high-capacity optical transport as well as virtualization-enabled managed enterprise services.
Our product portfolio consists of two highly complementary product sets. One, marketed under the Ekinops 360 brand name, provides a single, fully integrated platform for metro, regional, and long-haul applications. The other, marketed under the OneAccess brand name, provides a wide choice of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 network functions.
As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, Ekinops’ solutions enable them to deploy today in the knowledge that they can seamlessly migrate to an open virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing. A global organization, with operations in 4 continents; Ekinops (EKI) – a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange – is headquartered in Lannion, France, and Ekinops Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA. For more information, visit www.ekinops.com.
Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world leading provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services for advanced and customizable SDN and NFV network computing appliances for system integrators, service providers and application developers. Lanner possesses a wide range of network appliances including vCPE gateways designed for SD-WAN and SD-Security, as well as NEBS-compliant, NFVi-ready platforms with multiple processors, network I/O blades, and high availability features. www.lannerinc.com
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