Taipei, Taiwan — April 19, 2022 — Lanner Electronics (TAIEX 6245), a global leader in uCPE/vCPE network appliances and Whitebox Solutions™, today announced the company will deliver its next-generation network appliance NCA-6520 with Red Hat OpenStack, verified as an Intel Select Solution for NFVI v3. Lanner worked with Intel to integrate the NCA-6520 with pre-configured hardware and software optimal for NFVI deployments and will help service providers to ease interoperability, gain stability, and speed deployment, thereby addressing the challenges faced when choosing the right infrastructure on which to implement NFV-based services.

Intel Select Solutions for NFVI v3 are workload-optimized network architectures with clustered multi-node configurations for NFVI that simplify and accelerate the process of selecting and deploying the hardware and software needed for today’s data-centric workloads and applications. It contains a cloud node for network function delivery and a controller node for clustered node deployments. Optimized for Intel Xeon Scalable processors, these solutions enable the transformation of end-to-end network management to meet future 5G-driven applications.

The NCA-6520 will be Lanner’s first NFVI-ready network appliance verified as an Intel Select Solution for NFVI v3 for service providers to accelerate time-to-market NFV deployments. Optimized as a NFVI platform for virtualized network function (NFV), Hyperscan, and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) software, Lanner NCA-6520 is a 2U rackmount network appliance fueled by dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors that each support 40 cores and 768GB DDR4 memory capacity for powerful network virtualization applications. The solution also hosts integrated fully-featured accelerators to offload packet encryption computing and processing and speeds up AI insights with Intel QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT), Intel Turbo Boost Technology, and Intel Deep Learning Boost.


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Designed with flexibility for NFVI service deployments to address evolving customer requirements, NCA-6520 features up to 8 NIC modules slots and takes advantage of Lanner’s F.A.S.T. purpose-built modular kits developed to work with Lanner’s high-end network computing appliances. This offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability and transformability by enabling connectivity and functionality, spanning from 10/25/40/100G copper/fiber interface, Wi-Fi/LTE connectivity, NVMe storage, 4K video transcoding and PCIe expansion capabilities.

“NFV architecture requires the total integration of hardware and software to build the optimal virtual network environment for VNF to be deployed.” said Jean Tseng, CTO of Lanner Electronics. “The verification of Lanner’s whitebox hardware as an Intel Select Solution for NFVI v3 not only reduces time and efforts for hardware and software configuration but also enables customers with flexibility, agility, scalability and cost-advantages to strive in the competitive CommSP ecosystem.”

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