As service providers explore the benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV), virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) has emerged as an early use case for delivering significant OpEx savings. An upcoming DemoFriday with Wind River will show how its new Titanium Server CPE platform can help accelerate cost-effective vCPE deployments.
When CPE is implemented as discrete physical appliances at the customers’ premises, IT departments need “truck rolls” to update and maintain each piece of hardware at every remote location. With vCPE, all functions traditionally configured on each piece of hardware at customers’ premises can be handled centrally and instantly replicated across the cloud.
In an upcoming DemoFriday on April 29, Wind River will show how its newly released Titanium Server CPE platform offers a highly reliable vCPE solution that combines the rapid service deployment typically found in enterprise networks with the carrier-grade uptime and reliability mandated by telecom networks.
Presenters will explain how Titanium Server CPE enables providers to deploy cost-sensitive NFV applications such as a vCPE on only two servers scaled down to what Wind River calls “the smallest footprint in the industry.” Each server runs the full set of carrier-grade compute, control, and storage functions while working to deliver best-in-class virtual network function (VNF) performance. OpEx savings may be achieved whether the virtualized CPE functions are hosted in a server at the customer premises, in a service provider point-of-presence (PoP), or in a central data center.
Designed to maximize the number of users supported per server, Titanium Server CPE is based on open standards including carrier-grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), OpenStack, and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). The DemoFriday will highlight how the new release can enhance wireless infrastructure, enterprise edge, and service chaining by providing:
- Dynamic CPU scaling
- Increased system scalability
- Support for “QinQ” tunneling
- Support for VNF access to hardware acceleration
- IPv6 support for all interfaces
Register below for the DemoFriday on April 29 to learn more about how Titanium Server CPE can help service providers significantly reduce OpEx by maintaining full carrier-grade uptime for their vBCPE services and minimizing SLA penalties triggered by service downtime.
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