Lenovo delivers performance tuned NFVI solutions for CoSPs. Lenovo unveiled two integrated solutions at MWC’18 capable of providing robust backbones for virtualized networks powered by Red Hat OpenStack: 1) Lenovo Intel Select Solution for NFVI & 2) Lenovo Ref Architecture for NFVI. Lenovo open source solutions simplify & accelerate validation & deployment of HW & SW for NFV workloads to transform the network end to end – unencumbered by the protectionism from providers of proprietary solutions.
|Category||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platform|
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
Lenovo’s delivery of robust, secure and performance optimized solutions for NFV workloads satisfies the need to transform infrastructures to support 5G and the IoT, enabling operators to transport massive amounts of data anywhere between any device.
Lenovo enjoys a notable industry position with the capability to offer solutions to CoSPs spanning the data center to the central office out to the network edge. These two performance tuned NFVI solutions are typically deployed within the DC & integrate standard, open hardware & software suited for NFV deployments. We deliver disruptive, low cost, open source based solutions on Red Hat OpenStack that can greatly improve CoSPs ability to deliver new services in a more agile & efficient manner.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
|Industry Standards Participation||Linux Foundation (LFN, OPNFV, etc.) and ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation, OCP, OpenStack Foundation, Lenovo participates in 30+ enterprise & data center standards organizations worldwide, including DMTF, Redfish, OpenHPC, Ceph.|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN|
|Key Customers||Lenovo is engaged with several pilot projects throughout the world.|
|Key Partners||Intel, Red Hat, Mellanox, Netronome, A10 Networks|
Lenovo offers solutions to CoSPs spanning the data center to the central office out to the network edge. Lenovo’s data center infrastructure offers major benefits for CSPs. By reducing HW requirements, they can deploy new networks faster, reduce costs significantly, and enable greater flexibility with the capability to scale with fluctuating user traffic.
Lenovo’s two NFVI solutions feature built in acceleration for superior price performance and are factory integrated, turnkey packages including compute, storage, networking + virtualization software.
Lenovo is rated #1 for performance, customer satisfaction and server reliability for x86 servers (TBR Report, Dec, 2016; ITIC Global Reliability Survey, June, 2017).
|Performance and Scalability||
Our Intel Select Solution deployed on Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650/SR630 servers integrates Intel QAT technology and exceeds the Intel QAT performance and Open SSL Speed test requirement by 25+ percent.
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|Supported Network Acceleration||DPDK, PCI pass through, Specialized NICs, SR-IOV and QAT|
|Automation API Support||
Lenovo NFVi solutions support RedHat suite of Cloud products, which offer extensive Automation and Programmatic capabilities. RedHat Ansible provide playbooks that help automate deployments and CloudForms offers single pane of glass view to the entire infrastructure and integrations through APIs.
Lenovo ThinkSystem servers support XClarity Controller and are designed to help operators standardize, simplify, and automate foundation infrastructure processes.
|Visibility & Troubleshooting||
Lenovo xClarity seamlessly integrates into Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, networking, and storage to deliver software-defined agility through a streamlined user interface, from scripts or from an operator’s VNF’s functions.