Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Layer123: ADVA Intros FSP 150 ProVM NFV Box

ADVA Optical Networking introduced its FSP 150 ProVM product family, a new generation of edge network functions virtualization (NFV) technology that combines Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP demarcation with an internal server that can host virtual network applications.

The ADVA FSP 150 ProVM is a completely open solution that includes standardized interfaces based on OpenFlow, OpenStack and Netconf/YANG.

ADVA said the close integration of control and management systems with the underlying hardware creates strong synergies between physical and virtual network functions, resulting in optimum performance. The company's ConnectGuard features add robust encryption, tamper resistance and network isolation with access control lists.

“Service providers are standing on the edge of a new era of revenue opportunity. NFV presents them with a real chance to dramatically increase the managed services they sell,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “The key to success here is in the implementation. Our new FSP 150 ProVM is the only carrier-grade VNF solution in the industry that combines extensive, hardware-assisted service assurance with virtual application hosting. And this is critical. Service providers need the same level of operations, administration and maintenance as they have with their existing demarcation technology. Without this, they’ll lack critical functionality. NFV at the edge of the network needs assurance, openness and security – three vital ingredients and our FSP 150 ProVM has them all. There can be no question that this technology will be an important component of NFV-centric networks.”


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