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Virtualization platforms with open, scalable and optimized software enable lower hardware costs since fewer cores and less memory are needed to deliver the necessary performance. For effective service creation, CSPs must consider the necessary latency, throughput/performance and resiliency for their applications or services, and ensure that they are easily managed and orchestrated.

An open architecture allows service providers to efficiently integrate pre-validate hardware platform with best-in-class VNFs and to accelerate service time-to-market. To build a platform for multi-vendor SDN and NFV deployments, Lanner provide a wide range of white box hardware solutions pre-validated and optimized by major VNF vendors in the market specializing in SD-WAN, network security or mobile edge computing for 5G infrastructure.

Workload consolidation for service provider data centers is sometimes misunderstood as expanding hardware footprint. Virtualized network infrastructures like SDN or NFV orchestration models has indeed cut down the investment in physical hardware; however, there are still discussions about scaling data centers with additional hardware systems like storage devices in order to keep up with the promised application performance and QoS (Quality of Service). This misconception defeats the economic purpose of deploying uCPE white box server.

Lanner Electronics Inc.and Enea are partnering up to address common vCPE use cases and to provide reliable and customizable SW/HW computing platforms with high quality and performance. Enea website: https://www.enea.com

Since the introduction of smart mobile devices and cloud computing, the world has been undergoing a series of major technological revolutions, including IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning, and the upcoming 5G specifications, all involved with networking. In recent years, SDN (Software-Defined Network) has taken the most spotlight, and has indeed been widely adopted among enterprises all over the world. Following the success of SDN, there is another growing trend, Intent-based Networking, or abbreviated as IBN. In fact, IBN and SDN have often been jointly discussed due to certain level of similarities in their natures. Thus, this article is going to address the relations between SDN and IBN.

The increasing convergence in IoT, cloud, SDN and NFV has led to the unprecedented transformation and revolution of the network environment. The conventional security measures are encountering their limits against the sophisticated, advanced cyber intrusions. As the leader in network security gateways, Lanner strives to innovate our product lineups to meet the changing needs in the evolving virtual and physical, edge-to-cloud networks architecture.

The term “edge computing” has emerged as the fundamental concepts for the future network infrastructure of 5G and IoT. Indeed, edge computing plays an integral role by performing the computing and data processing at the network, where the data is generated. Thus, performance is optimized while latency is minimized. While cloud computing is considered a centralized architecture, edge computing functions as a distributed approach, where data processing and analytics are localized.