uCPE Quick Deploy Zone

Edition #21 of the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress was held last week in Paris and was once again an important gathering of  service providers and enterprise networking players.

At the event, Advantech joined the Telco Systems  NFVTime partner ecosystem in their uCPE Quick Deploy Zone. Together with Fortinet we teamed up to give a live demonstration featuring the provisioning and monitoring of Fortinet’s SD-WAN and NGFW consolidated VNF, running on Advantech white box uCPEs, powered by Telco Systems NFVTime management and orchestration suite. In addition, TPX, a US-based managed services provider joined the Quick Deploy Zone to share its unique NFVTime uCPE deployment solution and experience.

The NFVTime partner ecosystem enables communications and managed service providers to build compelling NFV business cases with a clear and tangible return-on-investment. The ecosystem of partners helps facilitate the rapid deployment of end-to-end uCPE solutions to fully automate the launch and management of new NFV services with zero-touch provisioning.

For those not familiar with NFVTime, it’s a service-ready, plug-and-play uCPE solution that provides a complete service environment for rapidly launching virtual network services. The NFVTime suite includes all required components to shorten the time-to-market for NFV deployments and supports invest-as-you-grow deployment models.

NFVTime-OS runs on a range of Advantech whitebox uCPEs and NFVTime-Central provides a cost effective uCPE MANO solution that supports uCPE and services lifecycle management starting from zero-touch-provisioning through VNF launch and monitoring.

Let’s take a closer look at the show set-up to get a better view of how the partner ecosystem lets service providers select and combine components to deploy and activate a custom-built uCPE solution quickly and easily. In this example, the service provider has selected components from the following vendors:

  • Telco Systems: NFV orchestration (deployment/provisioning/management) of VNFs
  • Advantech: uCPE Intel-based white box
  • Fortinet: Security VNFs (SD-WAN and vNGFW)

Advantech’s white-box uCPE portfolio brings scalable processing performance, outstanding network throughput and flexible connectivity options to NFV rollouts. Optimized for uCPE and SD-WAN, the white boxes are powered by processors based on Intel® architecture and are scalable from 2-16 cores using Intel-based SoCs, and up to 28-cores using a single socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. Advantech commercial-off-the-shelf uCPEs are readily available and come with a choice of hybrid LTE, WiFi, xDSL, G.fast & SFP+ configurations, depending on the selected platform.

Click here to download a full brief of the setup and its individual components.

or watch the recorded demo of Yoni Nabedrik, Product Line Manager at Telco Systems.

Paul Stevens – Telecom Sector

Marketing Director

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