Multi-Access Edge Computing: Consolidating Compute Node, SDN Switch and Storage at Edge Cloud


The introduction of 5G is expected to redefine the business world by brining optimal experience in AR/VR, V2X, smart transportation, Industrial IoT, intelligent healthcare and education. All 5G-driven applications will meet time-sensitive networking, made possible by the enhanced bandwidth, distributed computing and networking at edge cloud. In the next few years, major telecom corporations will accelerate their deployments of agile, virtualized, and software-defined Multi-access Edge Computing, which will transform the traditional network architecture from legacy, proprietary devices to network disaggregation where hardware, OS and VNF components can be leveraged by various third-party vendors

Source: Intel® Whitepaper – Creating the Next Generation Central Office with Intel® Architecture CPUs

To meet the demands for 5G networking, Lanner has been dedicated in providing a wide product portfolio of interoperable white-box MEC (multi-access edge computing) solutions powered by multi-node Intel Xeon processing power, massive storage, and high-speed programmable SDN switching, to enable network disaggregation and virtualize primary network functions at the edge cloud. All Lanner MEC platforms are designed for edge computing architecture, integrating compute, storage and networking, allowing application provider to be closer to devices and users. Some of its key benefits include ultra-low latency, enhanced security and backhaul cost savings

Source: Intel® Whitepaper – Creating the Next Generation Central Office with Intel® Architecture CPUs

Key Features

Scalable Compute Node

Up to 12x Intel® Xeon® CPU (Cascade Lake)

NEBS Compliant Design

Carrier-grade Availability and Redundancy

P4 Programmable Switch

Dual Channel, 3.2TB Switching Capability

High Storage Density

Up to 6 Drive Bays with RAID Support

Live Demonstration

At MWC 2020, Lanner and NoviFlow will present an all-in-one MEC solution that demonstrates these principles by uniting Intel scalable compute node, Intel/Barefoot Tofino programmable networking, and NoviFlow’s NoviWare and CyberMapper programmable networking software. They will also present how this solution optimizes information flows, minimizes latency, and makes the best possible utilization of all network and compute resources, thus reducing hardware costs, operating expenditures and even energy utilization.

White Paper

Lanner Video Streaming Tests Show Improved Latency Using MEC

Using multi-access edge computing (MEC) servers for content delivery network functionality is a leading solution for these services because MEC promises a dramatic reduction in transport latency. To demonstrate just how big this improvement can be, Lanner, an Intel® Network Builders ecosystem member, tested video and AR streams on both a MEC content delivery network (CDN) solution and a cloud CDN solution.

Feature Products


High Availability Chassis 6U Telecom Network Appliance with 6 x86 CPU Blades and 6 I/O Blades

CPU Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3/v4 Series
Chipset Intel C612 Chipset

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Compute Blade for HTCA-6000 Series Powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

CPU Dual Intel 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (codenamed Skylake-SP/Cascade Lake-SP)
Chipset None

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High Performance 10GbE Switch Blade for HTCA-6000 Series

CPU None
Chipset Broadcom StrataXGS Trident-II BCM56854 x1

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