Close collaboration enabling NFV infrastructure and key VNFs on Enea’s OPNFV-based NFV platform and Cavium’s ThunderX® workload-optimized ARM® 64-bit processor-based COTS Server Platforms
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, and SAN JOSÉ, USA, May 2, 2017 – China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea® (NASDAQ OMX Nordic:ENEA) today announced an agreement on collaboration in the China Mobile Open NFV Testlab. The collaboration will use Enea’s OPNFV-based commercial, Enea® NFV Core platform, and Cavium’s ARM®-based ThunderX® workload-optimized datacenter server processors.
China Mobile’s Open NFV Testlab will host the platform as part of China Mobile’s Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC). The work will include validation of a variety of NFV tests cases - vCPE, vBRAS, vEPC, vIMS - while supporting Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project development and integration.
“ARM and its ecosystem of partners have been committed to enabling OPNFV to bring efficient and cost-effective compute power for the world's data networks,” said Noel Hurley, Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Servers, Business Segments Group, ARM. “The network pipeline must be expanded, at scale, to support new computing across all markets, in the most efficient way possible. Our ecosystem delivers this efficiency through well-integrated solutions that demonstrate the performance-per-watt, density, and TCO advantages provided by ARM technology.”
“We are very pleased to collaborate with China Mobile to enable key NFV functionality and to drive NFV towards large scale industry deployment with diversified and interoperable eco-systems. Telco applications with various compute, I/O, and real time processing requirements demand highly scalable and optimized processing solutions.” said Raj Singh Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium.” The use of advanced COTS hardware such as Cavium’s ThunderX workload optimized datacenter server processors allows us to provide highly scalable NFV solutions utilizing standard software platforms and eco-systems for meeting these requirements.”
“The telecom industry is looking for a robust and high performing open source based NFV infrastructure built for telecom use cases. Enea is very excited to be a key partner in this collaboration between China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom operator, and the leading technology vendors ARM and Cavium, on NFV infrastructure built on the Enea NFV Core platform”, said Karl Mörner, SVP Product Management, Enea. “The OPNFV based Enea NFV Core platform is the industry’s first NFV platform that is hardened and optimized for ARM servers out of the box. Enea NFV Core is based on the latest OPNFV release, purpose built for telecom use cases and highly integrated, including telecom driven optimizations and enhancements."
For further information please visit the Enea NFV Core web page www.enea.com/enea-nfv-core.
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center, Broadband/Consumer, Mobile and Service Provider Equipment, highly programmable switches which scale to 3.2Tbps and Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapters up to 100Gbps. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.cavium.com.
Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. We have offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Discover more at www.enea.com and start a conversation at firstname.lastname@example.org.