Kontron, an infrastructure COTS hardware solution provider for telecom and cloud networks, is demonstrating new NFV- and SDN-enabled reference solutions in collaboration with industry partners during Mobile World Congress at booth 5H19, Hall 5. The goal of each solution demo is to illustrate the need for ecosystem vendors to simplify and accelerate the process and development of Network Functions Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking deployed by next-generation mobile, fixed and broadcast service providers.
To that end, Kontron has assembled the following key NFV-enabled solutions that solve many of the performance, CAPAX, OPEX and cloud network elasticity issues experienced by CSPs when rolling out key subscriber and enterprise client services.
1. GENBAND: an SBC HD Video Transcoding demo, optimised with Intel MSDK, DPDK.
2. Sandvine, Red Hat: cloud business services that offer SMEs capability to better view, control and protect their corporate networks.
3. Vantrix: software-defined High Density Media Processing demo for live & VOD OTT transcoding and delivery
4. Kontron: IoT Infrastructure showcase – from Sensor to Gateway to Cloud
5. Kontron SYMLAB: PaaS Evaluation Environment for ISVs to test, benchmark and develop applications
Hardware for each NFV/SDN reference solution is based on the SYMKLOUD Series (MS2900, MS2910) of converged modular servers. These compact and massively scalable 2U platforms are designed with nine high-density Intel based modular servers each with dedicated storage and memory. One example configuration includes up to 18 Intel Core i7- 4860EQ GT3e Iris Pro processors, ideal for video transcoding on the GPU, which leaves the CPU open to handle other concurrent applications/VNFs. Included are two redundant 1GbE or 10GbE modular (hot-swappable) switches, the latter supporting OpenFlow 1.3 for SDN deployments.
Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.