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  • White Papers
  • IPsec Performance Boosts with Networking Platforms based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors

    Securing the privacy of mobile subscriber traffic in an increasingly heterogeneous front haul network, and safeguarding the security of the backhaul infrastructure is a never-ending challenge for mobile network operators, as the number of subscribers and devices accessing the network at higher bandwidths continues to rise. Threats will certainly
  • Designing a Universal CPE (uCPE) with the Intel® Atom™ Processor C3000 Series

    A new generation of network appliances based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor C3000 Series offers significant enhancements over previous generation platforms, enabling further network infrastructure optimization through power-efficiency improvements, higher performance per watt and accelerated crypto offload. This paper takes a closer look at
  • Hardware Accelerated Video Processing: Building Agile, Scalable and Cost-Efficient UHD Solutions from Edge Contribution to Cloud Distribution

    The arrival of UHD, the increasing demand for OTT content and the introduction of HEVC are outstripping the processing capabilities of existing infrastructure which can now be easily upgraded by leveraging COTS access to unrivalled performance 4K/8K HEVC/AVC video acceleration such as the one provided by Advantech VEGA Platforms.
  • Service Edge Virtualization - Hardware Considerations for Optimum Performance

    This whitepaper provides a high level overview of Intel based server hardware components and their impact on virtualization. It is intended to be used as a guide for software developers and system integrators to help them in their choice of open standard networking platforms for service edge applications.
  • Virtual Security Gateways at Network Edge Are Key to Protecting Ultra Broadband Mobile Networks

    The future of wireless is ultra-broadband packet throughput, with 4G/LTE speeds hitting 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps¹ and 5G technologies targeting even faster speeds. But the IP mobile networks that are serving up this throughput have new security risks for MNOs that can negatively impact their infrastructure, operations, customer services, and data.
  • Heavy Reading: vE-CPE Implementation and Test Strategies

    For several years, communications service providers (CSPs) have been grappling with how to best address service discontinuity issues. These issues manifest themselves on several fronts, from the dissatisfaction of end users consuming their services, to revenue loss to over-the-top (OTT) content providers.
  • Virtual Security Gateways at Network Edge are Key to Protecting Ultra Broadband Mobile Networks

    The future of wireless is ultra-broadband packet throughput, with 4G/LTE speeds hitting 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps and 5G technologies targeting even faster speeds. But the IP mobile networks that are serving up this throughput have new security risks for MNOs that can negatively impact their infrastructure, operations, customer services, and data. Utilizi
  • Heavy Reading: Edge Computing in Service Provider Networks

    Change is coming to computing and networking architectures. Centralized cloud will remain vital to efficiently store and process information, but as demand for real-time processing and low-latency connectivity increases, edge computing will become progressively more important. This white paper makes the case for edge computing in operator networks.
  • Advantech Delivers NFV Platforms for the Virtual Edge Using Intel® Xeon® Processors

    When representatives from 14 carriers came together to publish the white paper that would define network functions virtualization (NFV), they envisioned “leveraging standard IT virtualisation technology to consolidate many network equipment types onto industry standard high volume servers, switches, and storage.” But the network environ
  • ONP 2.1 Platforms Maximizes Interoperability

    The most disruptive technologies to hit the communications industry since the turn of this century are undoubtedly Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Together they are the key change catalysts defining the new IP architecture and the next generation telecom network. The advancements in workload consolidati
  • How to get NFV Solutions to Market Faster and at Lower Risk

    The introduction of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies in the telecommunications industry has shaken up traditional go-to-market strategies. NFV and SDN will allow for a more flexible approach to network deployment, disrupting long-established telecom equipment development and life cycles. The s
  • NFV Everywhere A Micro-datacenter-in-a-box for the Network Edge

    It was only three years ago that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) industry specification group (ISG), comprised of thirteen tier-1 network operators first published their prominent white paper on software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow. Faced with the threat from more agile ove
  • Article: Delivering Elasticity to the Mobile Edge

    As data growth continues and new cell sites become harder to find, carrier providers have a golden opportunity to help operators accelerate adoption of radio access network (RAN) virtualization technology. This technology will help operators increase capacity, improve quality of experience (QoE), add new services, and prepare for 5G deployment. However, when compared to the standard white box servers and hyperscale cloud equipment used for virtualization in data centers, carrier edge equipment faces challenging
    physical and environmental constraints.

    This article considers a new system class designed to address the requirements of mobile edge computing and cloud – RAN (C-RAN). We discuss performance requirements, industry equipment practices, and environment. We explore how to combine high-performance server processing, high-throughput switching, and carrier-grade availability with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for operation with edge-aggregation-point infrastructure. We look at a new class of carrier-grade blade server that enables such a solution through its use of the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product family. And we show how the resulting NFV platform simplifies the deployment of core Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) anywhere in the network.
  • Heavy Reading: Advantech Next-Generation Platforms for Telecom Cloud Services

    Telecom services are shifting to a cloud infrastructure, in which new services can be rapidly provisioned by deploying virtual network functions (VNFs) instead of physical boxes. This dramatically reduces the operating cost of carrier networks and allows carriers to invest in new infrastructure as revenue grows. To gain the full benefit of this new cloud infrastructure, carriers need to build a network of carrier-grade platforms that support network functions virtualization (NFV) from the data center and central office to remote base stations. This rquires a new class of scalable platform that combines high-performance switching and server-class processing performance with five-nines availability, along with options that comply with the relevant equipment practice and power/thermal footprints of central offices and other telecom locations.

  • Data Plane Development Kit Power Optimization on Advantech Network Appliance Platform

    Power management techniques provided by a hardware equipment manufacturer for reducing energy consumption can provide significant opportunities for operational cost savings and other business value. To maximize effectiveness, a combination of hardware BIOS and software optimization needs to be analyzed to allow decision makers to make the right decision in the approach toward “energy efficient”.
    This white paper looks into Intel® Core™ i7 processor on Advantech* FWA-4231 network appliance platform’s performance and energy efficiency implications of BIOS tuning options available on the platform for network application workloads. The scope includes analysis of the system level configuration impact on platform power consumption and also delves deeper into software level optimization provided by DPDK, which significantly reduces CPU power consumption thus reduce platform level power.
    This white paper evaluates Intel® Architecture (IA)-based platforms and their network application workloads by better understanding the implications of hardware, BIOS, and software design decisions which can lead to great differences in power consumption.
  • Heavy Reading: Platforms for Accelerating the Virtual infrastructure

    Network infrastructures are shifting from physical systems to virtual functions, and this requires a new class of network appliance that provides high-performance pro-cessing, balanced input/output (I/O) and hardware or software acceleration. Soft-ware-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are changing the way networks