Intel® ONP (Open Network Platform) is a reference architecture to encourage the wide adoptions of SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization). This move by Intel clearly points out that the network industry is walking through a transition from hardware-based to a more software-focused ecosystem. With the rapid development of open-source and open-standard software solutions, owners of telecommunications, cloud computing and data centers are favoring more open technologies while saving costs on fixed equipment costs. To accelerate this transition, Intel layouts the picture of Intel ONP, which will readily integrate open software and hardware architecture to meet industrial and enterprise demands.
Cloud computing is becoming a critical function within the network core as operators strive to improve efficiency, deliver added value, and create new business opportunities. While these trends promise important benefits, they also present challenges. Telecom cloud services must blend data center and telecom capabilities, offering excellent performance, cost, energy, space, and manageability, along with carrier- grade reliability and security.
For years Lanner has been solving customers’ problems and fulfilling requests by adopting the latest technologies such as Crypto acceleration and DPI, with the aim of integrating more innovative features into our industry-leading hardware appliances; and doing so has in turn facilitated the development of a mutually beneficial synergy between Lanner and the internet security industry heavyweights.
Lanner Electronics, a premier provider of tailored, high-capacity carrier telecommunication platforms, is announcing its HybridTCA™ (Hybrid Telecommunications Computing Architecture) hardware platform to carrier and enterprise customers.
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.
The driving force of the network by moving VNF’s from the core infrastructure towards the edge and the introduction of packaged services introduces specific requirements to sustain the control and data plane traffic with reduced latency at the edge deployment.
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.