Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) decouples functionality from location which allows software-based services to be run where required in central offices, enterprises and data centers. However, a gap existed to extend the differentiating benefits of NFV to access points, small cells and base stations.
Advantech’s NFV Elasticity program closes this gap by supporting consistent, scalable platforms based on Intel® Architecture, with server-class processors that can run Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at almost any location in the network.
Service providers will now be able to cover peak loading using NFV-capable equipment in the core networks while efficiently provisioning a base line service capacity at the edge with enhanced access equipment running the same VNFs at lowest latency. This results in best subscriber experience and optimum resource utilization at the lowest cost.
Peter Marek Senior Director x86 Solutions & Paul Stevens Marketing Director