Ensemble Connector is a high-performance Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) platform for hosting multi-vendor VNFs at the customer premises, in the gateway between network clouds, and in the data center. It also provides a robust network Operating System (OS) that eliminates the performance bottlenecks of traditional virtual switches, such as OVS. It operates on any white box as well as on ADVA’s high-performance FSP 150 ProVM edge compute nodes.
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
Ensemble Connector is a high-performance NFVI for hosting multi-vendor VNFs at the customer premises, network, or data center. It provides a network OS that runs on any white box as well as on ADVA’s high-performance FSP 150 ProVM nodes.
Ensemble Connector’s competitive advantages include: No vendor lock-in, including hardware, VNF and MANO; Improved virtual switching with Carrier Ethernet, achieving gigabit throughput on Atom; Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) for direct ship from vendor to end user; Improved networking with security and encryption: at Layer 2 and 3, including LTE access; Carrier deployments for more than 2 years; Multiple commercial models: Perpetual, subscription, feature-based, speed based
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|Linux Container Integration||
We support Docker and Linux containers (LXC). We use Docker containers to host the OpenStack environment (compute node agents and controller) directly on a uCPE node. We also leverage containers to dynamically enable optional networking features.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation (LFN, OPNFV, etc.), OpenStack Foundation and Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP)|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io)|
|Key Customers||Verizon VNS –uCPE software, Masergy – uCPE software, Dartpoints – micro data center|
|Key Partners||Fortinet, Palo Alto, Silver Peak, Dell, Lanner|