Adtran Virtual Network Function (VNF) Solution Suite
Adtran’s Virtual Network Function (VNF) solution suite enables telecom and cable service providers to seamlessly transition from embedded customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions to virtualized, software-based networks without compromising performance.
The VNF suite is built on ADTRAN’s networking application software and offers the same feature set and proven interoperability found in ADTRAN’s advanced multi-service, multi-functional networking solutions currently deployed in small businesses around the world.
With a customizable set of VNFs, service providers are able to improve the efficiency, performance and costs of a typical network function virtualization (NFV) deployment by eliminating the overhead of multiple virtual machines and guest operating systems.
Adtran announced in August of 2016 that it had successfully demonstrated the industry’s first open and multi-vendor virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) during the New IP Agency’s (NIA) Interoperability Showcase, and again as part of the interoperability event at Light Reading’s Big Communications Event. EANTC provided the carrier class test bed for the NIA’s Interoperability Showcase and was designed to address Service Function Chaining. 12 vendors participated in the event and together achieved six multi-vendor combinations of orchestrated service function chains (SFCs) on a range of NFV infrastructure (NFVI) solutions. During the testing, vendors that were able to participate successfully interoperated to create advanced vCPE combinations with virtualized firewalls, deep packet inspection filters and other add-on VNFs. Specific details can be found in EANTC’s report on the NIA Website.