Key features of the RAD ETX-2v open vCPE White Box Platform include
Based on the Intel Atom C2000 processor, ETX-2v offers different flavors for interfaces, performance, and storage. ETX-2v is a new carrier-grade white box, installed at the customer premises (either at headquarters or in remote branch sites) to support a wide range of business customers and user scenarios, from small offices to large sites, using a variety of bandwidth and processing power options. ETX-2v can be used with RAD’s pluggable modules to fit any access media, while RAD’s vCPE-OS, a carrier-grade operating system for network edge virtualization, optimizes data plane efficiency and integration to third-party orchestrators and SDN controllers.
MARKET SEGMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE RAD ETX-2V
The ETX-2v x86-based server hosts virtual functions (VFs) and applications. It uses RAD’s vCPE-OS, which includes standard KVM hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support third-party applications. RADview D-NFV Orchestrator enables service chain configuration.
Business Services ON ETX-2v - vCPE
For business services applications, ETX-2v fits any vCPE implementation mode: centralized, de-centralized or a mix of both.
In centralized deployments, ETX-2v acts as a pCPE (physical CPE), thanks to decoupling universal CPE software (vCPEOS) from hardware (any x86 server or RAD’s ETX).
In decentralized deployments, ETX-2v functions as a uCPE (universal CPE), supporting an array of VNFs for supporting the following applications:
ETX-2v ensures remote, agile deployment of value-added services with D-NFV Orchestrator for device management and VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager).
SD-WAN WITH RAD ETX-2v
When hosting an SD-WAN VNF, ETX-2v reduces networking costs and ensures fast deployment of Business services over any infrastructure.
Service providers can offer self-service portals, as well as application-aware visibility and control.
SMART RAD SFPS
Using RAD’s innovative vRIC solution for pluggable MLPPP interfaces, service providers can offer fiber access to their customer base connected to TDM access (E1/T1, E3/T3). The solution comprises an Ethernet over TDM smart SFP and a VNF bonding multiple smart SFPs into a single, logical MLPPP link. Eliminating separate power, cabling and rack space needs, ETX-2v ensures functional consistency across multiple hosting devices.
MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY OF RAD ETX-2v
ETX-2v is supported by the RADview orchestrator as follows:
features open architecture for underlay networking and service overlay with RAD’s vCPE-OS. The open NFV/SDN architecture facilitates integration with network-wide orchestrators and controllers.