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Ethernity Networks Extends Portfolio for Carrier Grade NFV Deployments

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Data network processing technology developer, Ethernity Networks announced that it will extend the ENET portfolio for support of CSPs business with carrier grade Ethernet requirements, including SLA deterministic performance monitoring, high precision OAM probe methods and hierarchical QoS accuracy.

Ethernity Networks which provides technology solutions for telecom, mobile, security, and data center markets, raised $19.2m from IPO in London's AIM in June.

The ENET portfolio extension is aimed at two different platforms in this arena. The first is a low-end customizable small size SmartNIC platform, based on ENET that, despite the low cost, provides Carrier Ethernet demarcation and IPsec embedded on the new generation FPGA.

This is integrated into network edge appliances, such as vCPE, uCPE, and gateways. Supported applications include SD-WAN, vIoT gateways, vBRAS, vFW and others. The second will re-use novel SoC solutions, which already include embedded FPGAs. In this case, ENET Flow Processor would be easily adopted for running directly on a COST server and delivering carrier grade VNF acceleration for CSP networking infrastructure vRouter and vSwitch, and applications like vFW.

Ethernity's ENET FPGA firmware provides support of classification of millions of flows, millions of counters, OAM/ CFM with integrated packet generator and analyzer, switching, routing, hierarchical traffic management, IEEE 1588 and tunneling offload including MPLS, VxLAN, GRE, GTP.

David Levi, CEO, Ethernity Network
It became clear that software-only NFV solutions are not sufficient for delivering carrier grade functionality, and a firmware running on FPGA is the only solution accepted by the market to advance deployment of NFV. Adding the required carrier grade functions on top of current NFV solutions is impossible due to the unpredictable behaviour of general purpose CPUs. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

Ray can be reached at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com.



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