Advantech is back in Barcelona for MWC18 with best-of-breed server-class platforms coupled with innovative ecosystem solutions for the network edge:

The theme of this year’s MWC is about creating a better future, and there’s no faster way to create next generation solutions than with proven, field-tested white box platforms for bare-metal deployment or when virtual network functions are needed to deliver traditional customer and provider edge functionality in a virtual environment.

Please consider scheduling some of your time with the Advantech Networks and Communications Group team and discover how we can help create a better future together. Collectively at NFV partner’s booths and in our executive meeting room we’ll be demonstrating our latest technology coupled with innovative ecosystem software solutions from selected Network Builders that speed time-to-revenue.

On behalf of the Advantech team, we are looking forward to exchanging visions, sharing roadmaps and exploring new opportunities together with you at MWC18.

Ween Niu

General Manager
Networks & Communications Group

Key Advantech Highlights at MWC18

Multi-Access Edge Computing with ITRI, Linker & Wind River

Visit the ETSI MEC PoC #10 running on Advantech’s Packetarium XLc compact Micro Data Center at the ITRI booth in Hall 5 #5A61 and experience the benefits of Wind River Titanium Cloud providing a carrier-grade NFVI for ITRI’s service offload & bandwidth management coupled with low-latency application processing at the network edge. Discover the impact on applications that previously relied on remote data center cloud and how a new generation of service aware applications can be successfully deployed.

Edge Cloud, Fog and IoT

For applications requiring less computing resources than Packetarium XLc, our range of scalable network appliances and high performance, short-depth, industrial SKY servers provide true server-class processing with rich and secure connectivity options that can provide low latency data pre-processing, stream processing and analytics. Complementing Advantech’s portfolio of IoT devices and gateways, these platforms help to close the gaps in the network infrastructure for IoT deployments that can meet desired QoS metrics.

Find out more by booking a meeting with Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR.

vRouter for Secure Multi-site, Multi-cloud networks with 6WIND & Cloudify

In Hall 5 #5B85 6WIND will present a high performance vRouter for 4G/5G backhaul, BNG and uCPE use cases. The vRouter secures multi-site, multi-cloud networks, running bare metal, in a VM or a cloud of choice on COTS servers. 6WIND Turbo Router, and Turbo IPsec’s BGP routing and IPsec VPN tunnels are deployed, then orchestrated by Cloudify, configured by CLI, Linux or XML, instantiated in OpenStack and monitored by Grafana. Advantech’s SKY-8101 provides the white box networking hardware platform in a short depth, 1RU single-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor server with a wide choice of GbE, 10GbE & 40GbE connectivity.

Universal CPE and SD-WAN

Do you need to drive cost out of your current Enterprise infrastructure? Then reserve a slot for one of our live networking demos, featuring software from our key uCPE and SD-WAN ecosystem partners. The demos can be booked in advance at Advantech’s meeting room in Hall 5 #5L16MR or in your choice of location anywhere at the event. You will discover your ideal uCPE white box for SME deployment with LTE, Ethernet and WiFi connectivity and scalable compute performance based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000 and C3000 series.

Advantech AI Solutions

Advantech partners with Linker Networks to provide a total AI platform solution with hardware and software. The Linker AI software stack is optimized to run in full power on Advantech products with advanced features of workflow management intelligence, continuous learning, real-time inference, smart annotation, high reliability and low latency NFV infrastructure. See the demo in Hall 5 #5A61

Advantech’s SKY-6400 GPU server based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Series provides powerful acceleration with single and multi-node GPU support. The server is designed and optimized for deep learning infrastructure management. The Advantech Inference System, MIC-7500 offers SDK and pre-trained models for various application such as transportation, factories and retail, which facilitates the development process on the customer’s side.

Intel® Select Fast Track Kit for NFVI

Are you looking to shorten your time to market for optimized solutions based on network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI)? Discover the Advantech platforms which are planned to support the Intel® Select Fast Track Kit for NFVI initiative. Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family, which delivers increased scalability and enhanced performance for NFV applications—the kit is designed as a self-contained NFV infrastructure platform.

The Intel Select Fast Track Kit for NFVI includes a hardened configuration of hardware, firmware, and software optimized for essential NFV workloads, performance characterization and optimization tools, a demo with traffic generator and workloads, installer, and user guide.

Book a meeting in Hall 5 #5L16MR to check out the Fast Track platforms and discuss your ideal working model.

VEGA Video Acceleration Solutions

Many 5G use cases are tightly linked to video such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K and 8K live streaming. These new revenue-generating applications make use of the increased bandwidth, lower latency and improved agility of the 5G network, and will require extensive high-resolution video processing at different points in the network infrastructure. Advantech’s evolving VEGA portfolio comprises a range of efficient and high performance video acceleration platforms that can be integrated into the new mobile infrastructure and offer the required video computing power to optimize video-centric 5G use cases at the lowest possible power. Come and discuss how operators and service providers will be able to leverage VEGA platforms and technologies that already have an established presence in the professional video industry. Book a meeting with Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR