In order to accommodate the escalating growth of data on the Internet, the networking infrastructure has undergone a revolutionizing transformation to redefine network compute and topology, in order to enhance bandwidth and reduce latency, while keeping operational expense in check. Meanwhile, the trends of IoT/IIoT, 5G, edge cloud and MEC (multi-access edge computing) have driven enterprises to migrate applications from the cloud to the edge. However, some edge computing devices are still based on traditional hardware will one day be inadequate to enable or maintain multi-Tbps QoE (quality of experience) and QoS (quality of service), and eventually additional expenses will arise. Thus, enterprises shall seek long-run, programmable instead of fixed interconnect technologies to enable intelligent and high-performance network traffic for MEC infrastructure.

The growing use of mobile devices at work has contributed to the transformation of enterprise networks. One of the first dynamic trend was BYOD (bring your own device) as this concept offered significant economical benefits for enterprises. However, there are security and compatibility challenges. Therefore, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) has emerged to address new challenges in enterprise networking.

The HEVC video encoding (High Efficiency Video Coding), also known as H.265 or MPEG Part 2, is developed to succeed the widely adopted H.264 standards. HEVC offers much enhanced coding efficiency to support up to 8K UHD to meet today’s high demands for video resolutions. Today, content providers driven by IPTV and OTT platforms have quickly taken advantages of this next-generation video transcoding technology to improve their broadcasting services and user experience.

Nowadays cyber threats have evolved to be highly sophisticated and often bypassed traditional malware detection through advanced masking and hiding of malicious intent. In order to mitigate such vulnerability, there is an increasing number of enterprises adopting sandboxing approach.

As enterprises have relied more and more on cloud applications, network outages can be a great deal of pain in both financial and reputation aspects. In fact, due to the increasing uses of mobile devices and wireless connections, communication service providers (CSPs) have been seeking network changes to upgrade their infrastructures in order to meet emerging demands and assure quality of service (QoS).

Carrier-grade NAT, also known as LSN (Large-Scale NAT), is an advanced network development to address the current bottlenecks of IPv4 and facilitates the communication between IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, and thus accelerates the transition to the latter. With the explosion of Internet consumption from mobile devices, the 32-bit address space of IPv4 is virtually insufficient to accommodate the rapidly rising demands for IP addresses. Thus, CGN has been developed to extend the use of 32-bit address space of IPv4 through address and protocol translation.

As the demand for network bandwidth continues to accelerate, telecom operators are constantly challenged to meet client needs driven by video streaming, additional devices, and the cloud. Carriers can now meet those needs with netElastic Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) software and white box servers from Lanner.

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