IM Company, ADVA leads the way in NFV innovationNovember 9, 2015
The innovators at ADVA Optical Networking have been busy recently. During October, ADVA Optical Networking achieved a global first in the world of network functions virtualiszation (NFV) with the launch of the FSP 150 ProVM product family. The ADVA FSP 150 ProVM is a new generation of edge NFV technology that significantly extends the capabilities of present network interface devices by combining Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP demarcation with an internal server that can host virtual network applications. What stands this product family apart is that it’s the only carrier grade virtual network functions (VNF) edge solution on the market that can deliver comprehensive service assurance for both its integrated server as well as the connecting network. Hardware assisted monitoring enables service providers to directly monitor the performance of applications in the most detailed and reliable manner possible. Such service assurance is critical for service providers as they seek to expand their business to offer managed network services.
In addition to the FSP 150 ProVM product launch, ADVA Optical Networking also illustrated the benefits of edge NFV by conducting a demonstration in conjunction with BT Group of a specific edge NFV use case. The demonstration focused on CCTV based video surveillance and showed how backhaul intensive applications such as this are currently limited by the need to centrally process enormous amounts of data. ADVA Optical Networking’s new FSP 150 ProVM, with its built in server, underlines how these applications can use NFV at the network’s edge to decentralize processes and drastically improve application performance.
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