A cloud storage gateway is a network appliance located on customer premises to bridge cloud storage APIs such as REST and storage protocols like iSCSI or fiber channel. The use of cloud storage gateway brings cost efficiency and eliminates security concern for stored data. Cloud storage gateways rely on standard network protocols to bridge incompatible cloud devices and storage systems and integrate available applications. Some feature-rich gateways provide data backup, caching, duplication, provisioning and data encryption.
Practical implementations of Lanner's technology in a range of environments and applications.
As the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) led initiative in its adoption phase, the requirements to roll out new services to the edge in the network have coined and there are several deployments and business models for the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) platforms. Ultimately, processing, storage, media streaming and security functions have been migrated to the edge for mobile deployments.
NFV can be considered as the virtualization of telecommunication networks and will revolutionize how telecom infrastructure is built. NFV indicates a disaggregation in which closed proprietary equipments are largely replaced by open-standard and sharable platforms. Under the virtualized architecture, VNFs run on virtual machines and are automatically formed in the service chaining to provide telecom services.
SD-WAN is one of the most widely applied SDN concepts implemented to address obstacles in conventional enterprise WAN infrastructures such as packet congestion or loss. By replacing MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) with software-defined network components, SD-WAN help enterprises simplify WAN setup for branch offices, SME setting, head office and data centers by virtualization. In short, the WAN management is shifted to the software-defined cloud. An intelligently capable SD-WAN shall support multiple connection types and network services including VPN, firewalls, WAN optimization and application delivery.
Virtual CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) is one of the fastest growing NFV applications. Through the virtualization of CPE appliance, managed service providers can save the time and cost from the complexity of handling multiple dedicated hardware-based equipments connected at the customer/branch site to provide the needed services, which often results in frequent truck roll service costs and troubleshooting remains headache. With vCPE, managed service providers can optimally assist their clients, especially SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and branch offices, in cost efficiencies and service agility by leveraging VNF (virtualized network functions), such as routing and firewall, onto a multi-service gateway device. Managed services have thus become dynamic when network functions are software-defined, allowing more simplified and agile management.