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).