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SD-WAN has revolutionized legacy WAN architecture in a dramatic pace, and like all the widespread technologies, there are always phenomenal reasons behind. SD-WAN adoption is anticipated to reach over $80 billions market by 2021, and there are factors that drive this growth.

The upcoming 5G network is anticipated to generate multiple business opportunities, and it is estimated to become a trillion-level market. Mobile communication applications and services will then be redefined and various vertical applications will also face transformation initiated by 5G. New applications, new business model and new service delivery approach will emerge thanks to the unprecedented networking performance. The current global trends have shown signs that several vertical domains will be impacted first.

Both digital signage and vehicles have been used for advertising for decades, but it is until recent years that both have been integrated to expand the advertising paradigm. Digital signage had long been adopted solely in stationary environments, such as elevators and lobby, while vehicles were frequently used for traditional radio and poster ads. Recently, digital signage has been integrated onto vehicles to form a mobile marketing platform.

Due to recent concerns on the security in global supply chains, particularly in the hardware manufacturing sector in Asia region, the security initiatives for supply chain have become a critical part in the corporate management. In fact, as the supply chain concerns have been elevated, it is essential to reinforce customer confidence with proper security implements that can eliminate vulnerabilities and risks throughout the entire manufacturing and distribution circle.

Since the emergence of cloud technologies, enterprises have migrated their applications and data to the cloud. Many of the cloud-related buzzwords, such as SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), and PaaS (Platform as a Service), have been adopted by global enterprises as the solution to improve competitiveness and QoS (quality of service). In fact, the business world has already entered the multi-cloud generation, in which many enterprises operate more than one cloud platforms, like an assortment of public cloud, private cloud, SaaS and PaaS.

Hyperscale cloud service providers are encountered with video-intensive demands, but most of their data centers are still stacked by servers and switches with multiple 10 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) interfaces. The hyperscale operators have realized that it is inadequate to just stack up servers and switches with conventional 10GbE ports. Thus, the 25 Gigabit Ethernet standard has been introduced by 25G Ethernet Consortium, participated by Arista, Microsoft, Broadcom, Google and Mellanox.

In this archive of a livecast from the SDN & NFV World Congress at The Hague, Jeans Tseng, VP and GM of Telecom Applications BU for Lanner, shares the announcement of Lanner NCA-4020 as a verified Intel® Select Solution for uCPE for Accelerated SD-WAN Deployment. Jeans describes the live demonstration at the live event, showcasing how this solution is optimized as a uCPE platform for SD-WAN, NCA-4020 featuring four 16-core Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processors, 10x GbE RJ45 (8 Port PoE+) and 4x 10G SFP. In combination with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) for improved network performance, Jeans shares how the optimized Lanner NCA-4020 hardware can deliver significant performance enhancement in running multiple VNFs in SD-WAN, reduce testing and validation efforts, and accelerate time-to-market deployment. Learn about the customer response to this platform, and where Jeans sees traction in terms of customer interest