For the past couple years, SDN and NFV have rapidly evolved from PoC (proof of concept) stage, to the presently widespread deployment. The market has witnessed VNFs (virtualized network functions) bringing service providers new opportunities to optimize their infrastructures and increase service agility. They can move toward a more harmonized cloud-based infrastructure with this virtualized approach, where network elements and applications are defined as sets of virtual machines, virtual storage and virtual network configurations.

SDN and NFV have transformed 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.

The trend of network disaggregation has driven the evolution in network management for service providers, starting from proprietary black box solution, to grey box and white box solution for building vCPE and SD-WAN at branch network, MEC platforms at CORD (central office re-architecture data center), and HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) at datacenters.

Key Benefits of White Box Solutions

  • Scalable Hardware

  • Lower CAPEX and OPEX
    of Ownership

  • Shortened Service

  • Interoperable Service

Edge-to-Cloud White Box Platform

Lanner has invested resources in the complete white box portfolio scaled for network virtualization using the expertise from network security and telco experiences to launch the largest portfolio for SD-WAN, uCPE, Cloud RAN and Mobile Edge Computing.

  • Virtualization Optimized Compute Engine
  • High Availability and Redundancy
  • Blade and Modularized Design
  • Converged Compute/Storage/Switching
  • Integrated Wired and Wireless connectivity
Network Disaggregation was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by Jorge Peregrina