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Taking NFV to the Edge

Network functions virtualization (NFV) presents communications service providers (CSPs) with the opportunity to achieve a long-held ambition – streamline operational costs while opening new revenue streams. With NFV at the edge, CSPs can do exactly this and with barely any disruption. The network function remains where it’s always been: at the edge. Our FSP 150 ProVM is a family of VNF hosting devices addressing different performance and assurance requirements. A single network element at the business edge is at once a server capable of hosting applications and a multi-technology demarcation device for assured connectivity over Carrier Ethernet or IP/MPLS networks as well as the internet.

The Right Mix of Hardware and Software

Hosting applications at the edge, as opposed to the data center, is key to keeping latency low and limiting backhaul costs. It’s also vital to have a choice among virtual- and hardware-based functions in order to meet price point and performance requirements. Mission-critical services that require a lot of processing power and stringent timing should be hardware based. Our FSP 150 ProVMe series offers CSPs the perfect mix for those demanding applications. Customers with less rigid requirements can benefit from the unique flexibility of our FSP 150 ProVMi for hosting of VNFs and running software-based network demarcation with a single, carrier-class server.

Network Functions at Virtual Velocity

With our FSP 150 ProVM NFV edge devices, CSPs can focus purely on developing new revenue streams and expanding their business. New services can be deployed at the touch of a button without any need for truck rolls. And with our advanced MEF CE2.0 feature set, you won’t need to worry about your connectivity network. In line with performance requirements, a software- or hardware-based implementation is available. This enables our customers to select the best product to match performance requirements with network cost. What’s more, our FSP 150 ProVM products are built on open protocols and open-source software. This level of openness dramatically simplifies network integration and eliminates any vendor lock-in.

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