The platform has been developed to provide a workload-optimized virtual infrastructure that is able to cope with the network traffic increase expected from 5G. The SKY-8101D can be integrated as part of a virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) solution that can achieve 310Gbps throughput over 4x100GbE interfaces. The solution also uses ~50W less wall power in peak performance. Advantech will also upgrade other verified Intel Select Solutions for NFVI with the Intel Ethernet 800 Series.
Upgraded Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform with multiple 100Gbps connectivity improve network performance. The servers can be used to build a single virtual infrastructure for seamless access. Verified platforms can sustain optimized data and control plane processing for workloads spanning the 4G and 5G wireless functions found in vEPC and vUPF, as well as in the wireline network gateway functions vBRAS, vBNG , vAGF and vCMTS. The pre-validated, pre-optimized solutions speed deployment and time to revenue, while reducing integration risk.
The Advantech SKY-8101D server will soon be verified as upgraded Intel Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenStack. The small NUMA balanced 1U server supports 2nd generation Intel Xeon Gold processors, and up to four 100GbE Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters supporting DPDK network acceleration for up to 400Gbps raw PCIe throughput per system.
"The SKY-8101D with multiple 100GbE connectivity achieves high throughput performance for handling increasing fiber to the home broadband network traffic"
"The introduction of 5G will bring an order of magnitude increase in capacity of network traffic which will impact network operator virtualization strategy especially when deploying user plane functions", said Ben Shen, Product Director, Cloud IoT Group, Advantech. "By verifying our SKY-8101D server for the upgraded Intel Select Solutions for NFVI with multiple100Gbps connectivity, we can help service providers build an optimized virtual infrastructure that streamlines their transition toward 5G with high throughput platforms that are available for deployment