Edge Talk

Video Blog on SD-WAN and MEC Whitebox Solutions with Ecosystem Partners

Episode 6: Minimizing Footprint of your uCPE/SD-WAN Solutions

The integrated uCPE solution from Lanner and Enea is based on Lanner’s ultra-lightweight uCPE white box solution and Enea low-footprint NFV Access integrated NFVI software. The combination of Enea and Lanner technologies ensures a streamlined solution that optimizes networking performance and provides minimal footprint for both the platform and VNFs, resulting in very high compute density. It also provides a foundation for uCPE agility and innovation, reducing costs and computing complexity at the network edge.

Episode 5: Delivering Multi-Vendor NFV Solutions

To meet the mission-critical demand for multi-vendor SD-WAN networks, Lanner Electronics and ADVA Optical Networking SE have been driving the migration from proprietary hardware architectures toward open, programmable and scalable NFV solutions. This integrated and tested hardware/software solution combines industry-leading compute; and networking COTS platforms pre-configurated with ADVA’s Ensemble Connector, a flexible and scalable network operating system responsible for providing a framework for network connectivity as well as management and orchestration of highly distributed Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

Episode 4: Enabling Carrier-grade vBNG Solutions with Whitebox Appliances

Lanner collaborates with netElastic to deliver virtual Broadband Network Gateway and virtual Customer Premise Equipment based on Lanner’s customizable and scalable white-box hardware portfolio and netElastic’s software-based vRouter, vBNG and SD-WAN/vCPE solutions to the market. By software-defining and virtualizing their networks, CSPs and telecom carriers disaggregating hardware from software are leveraging x86 based white box hardware with high networking capabilities as their network and control functions, giving them agility and cost-effectiveness.

Episode 3: Flexible uCPE Solution for Consolidated NFV and PaaS

Lanner partners with Ekinops to develop a highly flexible universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) solution with simplified VNF deployment and management . The partnership enables Lanner Whitebox network appliances to be pre-validated with Ekinops’ Compose platform, addressing the new challenges for communication service providers (CSPs) in the age of virtualization with a consolidated, cost-effective, and VNF-ready uCPE for PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SD-WAN deployments.

Episode 2: Powering Tunnel-free SD-WAN with Whitebox uCPE

Lanner and 128 Technology have partnered to bring optimized SD-WAN solutions to deliver a transport agnostic solution – combining MPLS and VPN services, 4G LTE, and legacy T1 services on a Lanner Whitebox uCPE platform. Pairing Lanner’s uCPE with 128 Technology’s Session Smart router software has resulted in a tunnel-free SD-WAN solution. The solution is ideal for providing dynamic services and on-demand network functions that require virtualization-ready uCPE platforms.

Tunnel-free SD-WAN is session-based through secure vector routing, eliminating the need for tunnels, and enabling the SD-WAN to use intelligent routing. This opens the door to high-demand and low-latency use cases and optimizes the network for better security and scalability.

5G specifications are anticipated to revolutionize future network communications. To realize the potential of 5G, distributed network architecture is adopted to offer more agile and more reliable communications, based on edge computing infrastructure to minimize the latency in communications. In fact, SD-WAN and Multi-access Edge Computing are two major foundations of 5G that will enable operators to create new revenue streams, by virtualizing the network edge so that diverse networking and agile service delivery models can be realized. Recent successful applications include consolidated branch networking via vCPE, NFVI and SDN Switch, and ultra-low latency MEC.