MWC18 – AI, Edge Cloud, IoT & Lots of Tapas

Barcelona here we come!  We are back in force for the 2018 edition of MWC and we’re all geared up to accelerate ecosystem deployment of next generation networking platforms that transform the software defined network infrastructure!  But this year we are here with a bigger team from our Industrial and Embedded IoT divisions helping connect wireless sensors and IoT gateways seamlessly to the Cloud.

This year at Mobile World Congress w’ell be amidst a growing number of ecosystem partner’s booths, showcasing the company’s latest developments in networking technology and IoT connectivity. This blog will give you insights into some of the demonstrations and displays featured this year at the congress. We are looking forward more than ever to share our lastest technical innovations with you and discussing how to create solutions together! Reserve a meeting with the team by clicking here now.

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

ITRI will demonstrate its research from ETSI MEC PoC #10 running on Advantech’s Packetarium XLc, an extremely dense and compact Micro Data Center in a box with 300 Intel Xeon cores. Attendees will experience the benefits of Wind River Titanium Cloud providing a carrier-grade platform for ITRI’s service offload & bandwidth management coupled with low-latency application processing at the network edge. Vistors will diiscover the impact on applications that previously relied on remote data center cloud and learn how a new generation of service aware applications can be successfully deployed at the Edge. Demonstrations at ITRI booth in Hall 5 #5A61

Edge Cloud, Fog and IoT

For applications requiring less computing resources than Packetarium XLc, Advantech’s range of scalable network appliances and high performance, 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. Showcases on the ARM Booth in Hall 6 #6E30 and pre-arranged previews at Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR

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

6WIND will present a high performance vRouter for 4G/5G backhaul, Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and Universal Customer Premise (uCPE) use cases. The vRouter secures multi-site, multi-cloud networks, running bare metal, in a VM or a cloud of choice on Advantech 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. Showcase at 6WIND booth In Hall 5 #5B85

Universal CPE and SD-WAN

Operators and Enterprise 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. Pre-arranged demos at Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR

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. Demonstrations at ITRI booth in Hall 5 #5A61

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. Pre-arranged previews at Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR

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. Pre-arranged meeetings at Advantech in Hall 5 #5L16MR

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Last but not least – don’t forget to drop by at the end of hard day at MWC for Tapas and some exceptional wine tasting on Wed Feb 28th from 17:30-19:30.

Paul Stevens – Telecom Sector Marketing Director

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