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ADVA removes NFV migration risk with pluggable server

ADVA Optical Networking has launched the FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4), a device engineered to help communications service providers more easily and cost-effectively introduce network functions virtualisation (NFV) into their networks.

The newest member of the ADVA One Network Edge product family, the FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) includes a hot-swappable, pluggable server that’s ready to receive virtualised network functions (VNFs) as and when needed in response to customer demand. The pluggable modular server also works with the ADVA Ensemble NFV portfolio for NFV orchestration, management and cloud integration.

“What we've created here is a blueprint for pain-free NFV deployment,” said Stephan Rettenberger, ADVA’s senior vice president, marketing and investor relations. “By embedding our FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) with a pluggable server, service providers are assured of a simple and profitable way to transition to virtualisation. This device makes the efficiency and flexibility of NFV available today.”

The ADVA FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) supports multi-layer business service demarcation and VNF hosting. It combines virtual and physical network functions for low-latency forwarding and significantly enhanced performance.

ADVA has focused on VNF service assurance by implementing unique hardware-based support functions. These hardware-assisted support functions, such as tunnelling technologies and service assurance, free up compute resources for revenue-generating services, enabling service providers to offer a wide range of demanding applications far more efficiently.

Unique VNF monitoring functions are implemented in hardware for server-independent service assurance, providing essential information for managing and optimizing the NFV infrastructure. These features are a key differentiator for the ADVA FSP 150 ProVMe series and were recently confirmed in independent EANTC tests, the company says.

Ulrich Kohn, director, technical marketing, ADVA, added: “With our integrated carrier-grade server, we're giving communications service providers an NFV roadmap with no risks, no unknowns and no unnecessary costs. What's more, our new, pluggable FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) will help significantly with server lifecycle management. It makes the process of upgrading simple and efficient so new technology can be deployed as soon as it's developed.”

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