SOURCE: Advantech


March 02, 2015 02:00 ET

Advantech Joins Wind River Titanium Cloud Program

Broadens Carrier Grade Platform Choice for Implementing NFV Solutions

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - March 02, 2015) - Mobile World Congress - Advantech (TWSE: 2395) today announced that it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem providing next generation server and appliance products for Networks Functions Virtualization (NFV). Advantech will offer a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems pre-validated with the Wind River Titanium Server NFV infrastructure solution to telecom service providers who require flexible, scalable and highly-available carrier-grade platforms to build greater robustness into telecom cloud infrastructures.

The first systems to be pre-validated include Advantech's CGS-6000 high performance Carrier-Grade Server product line based on the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 with support for the company's new, NEBS-ready Packetarium™ XL scale-out platform to be available later this year.

The CGS-6010 maximizes processing performance with high-density, high throughput PCIe I/O and offload on adapters from Advantech and qualified ecosystem suppliers. It targets equipment manufacturers and providers who need flexible and reliable carrier-grade computer systems for maximum uptime with best-in-class combination of compute, networking and offload capabilities. The platform also incorporates the Intel® DH8950 chipset formerly codenamed "Coleto Creek" with on-chip Intel® QuickAssist acceleration of encryption and compression algorithms. Six PCIe x8 slots take advantage of the processors' integrated PCIe Gen 3 lanes enabling faster paths to I/O and additional offload expansion.

"The Titanium Cloud ecosystem enabled us to quickly validate interoperability between our high performance CGS-6000 product line and Titanium Server," said Peter Marek, Senior Director x86 Solutions, Advantech Networks a Communications Group. "Titanium Cloud pre-validated solutions help accelerate the introduction of new, high-value services and allows CSPs to continuously guarantee uptime to customers, bringing full six-9s reliability to NFV services leveraging Advantech's carrier grade servers."

"Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential," said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. "Through our Titanium Cloud program, we are partnering with leaders like Advantech to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks. While Wind River's Titanium Server provides a foundation for Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure, by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high-value services."

Wind River Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the Carrier Grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plug-ins for OpenStack®, Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel architecture platforms.

At Mobile World Congress, Advantech will showcase the CGS-6010 along with its new Packetarium™ XL scale-out platforms and will be demonstrating how customers can leverage services from both companies for rapid testing and evaluation.

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About Advantech - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers. Advantech's standard and customized products are embedded in OEM equipment that the world's communications infrastructure depends upon.


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