Advantech Puts a Unique Twist on New Technology Evaluation
Test-driving cutting-edge networking gear based on the latest processors with acceleration and high performance I/O has never been easier.


“In the transition to NFV and virtual networking environments, telecom operators, integrators and application vendors can benefit from Advantech’s Remote Evaluation Service to help solve performance challenges faster and deploy the best solutions to meet fast-evolving needs. Our NFV portal in Advantech’s lab allows users to test 6WIND’s Turbo Appliances and third party VNFs on top of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator managed by OpenStack for rapid performance evaluation.”
Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO of 6WIND.
Polaris Networks
Polaris Networks is a leading provider of LTE EPC software solutions for Public Safety, Rural Operators and DefenseProjects worldwide.  Polaris's NetEPC™ is a compact EPC-in-a-box solution (EPC Lite) which combines all the key elements of the EPC packet core – the MME, the SGW and the PGW along with the HSS, PCRF, OCS and OFCS into a single platform.
"We originally developed NetEPC™ on a standard server and ported it to MicroTCA in our labs, but a vital step for Polaris was to prove its capabilities on a NEBS-ready carrier grade ATCA Platform" said Aditya Saraf, VP, Sales and Marketing, Polaris Networks. "When Advantech offered us the opportunity to accesstheir networklab toattempt a remote port on a Netarium™-2 AdvancedTCA platform, we seized the occasion. From outset to finish took us all of three days with minimal but efficient R&D team collaboration and allowed us to commence earlier trials with customers once full system and regression tests were complete."