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Advantech ships Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

  • NFV-Ready 1 & 2 RU high performance dual-socket NUMA balanced servers
  • Fully certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Verified as Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI Cloud and Controller nodes

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 21, 2019 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) – today announced the availability of two new servers powered by 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors as verified Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v2. The server configurations will help communications service providers to meet network transformation challenges more efficiently. Ready to ship as pre-configured controller and cloud nodes and also available for benchmarking in Advantech’s Remote Evaluation Service labs, communications service providers can leverage SKY-8201L and SKY-8101D servers to accelerate testing and modelling of solutions that will define next-generation services.

Both server configurations feature a workload-optimized stack tuned to take full advantage of an Intel® architecture (IA) and meet a performance threshold that delivers a premium customer experience. The hardware and software loads are specified to expose the value of NUMA-balanced PCIe adapter architecture for Network Function Virtualization. As solution ready platforms, they leverage hardened hardware, firmware and software to allow customers to integrate on top of a verified foundation.

The Intel Select Solution for NFVI v2 contains a ‘plus’ and ‘base’ configuration for the cloud node and a controller node. The cloud nodes showcase the best combination of Intel’s technologies and ingredients, such as Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT). These technologies are integrated on the server motherboard to deliver best-in-class NFVI performance with highest virtual network function density using the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). The controller node is defined for hosting the control and signalling functions in an OpenStack environment, and is based on less compute intensive requirement with networking to communicate with other Cloud Nodes.



Advantech’s SKY-8201L and SKY-8101D servers target cloud infrastructure solutions in private industrial LTE networks and the transformation of traditional central offices into open and programmable points of presence ready to host the 5G converged smart edge. Best of breed software partners enable quick deployment of provider edge functions such as vBNG, vEPC, vCMTS, vSecGW or vRouters capable of serving large numbers of subscribers.

“Advantech SKY-8000 servers verified as Intel Select Solutions for NFVI v2 make an ideal foundation for applications such as provider edge network gateways, security gateways and border routing, and have been designed for demanding Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) workloads” said Ben Shen, Director NFVI Infrastructure Division, Advantech Networks & Communications Group. “Powered by 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the new platforms will allow Enterprise customers and Service Providers to leverage the benefits of higher packet processing throughput and increased virtual machine density across a common and increasingly scalable product line with more processor cores and higher base frequencies”.

An Advantech SKY-8101D verified Intel Select Solution for NFVI v2 will be showcased at the Intel booth during the Network Virtualization & SDN Europe Event in Berlin on May 21-23.

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