Telco Systems unveils 10GE platform for virtualized IT services

Telco Systems, a provider of SDN & NFV and multi-service Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS edge solutions, has introduced CloudMetro 100, the latest addition to its Open Metro Edge (OME) solution.

CloudMetro 100, according to Telco Systems, is the first 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge. It enables a carrier-grade platform that enables service providers to transform their networks from mere transport to full IT-enabled networks, the company claims.

CloudMetro 100 supports Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (Distributed NFV), enabling telecom network operators to run TelcoApps VNFs to provide multi-services in addition to connectivity services.

The 10GE-capable CloudMetro 100 meets the approaching capacity challenge while also supporting all of the latest transport technologies including Carrier Ethernet 2.0, IP/MPLS and OpenFlow. It also provides many OAM, resiliency and HQoS capabilities as well as NETCONF and YANG for next-generation, network management.

To implement Distributed NFV, CloudMetro 100 combines a switch and integrated Intel x86 CPU as a hosting processor.

CloudMetro 100’s hosting CPU runs Telco Systems’ Virtualization Engine (TVE) infrastructure layer, enabling carrier-grade virtualization support that simplifies VNF execution and management. CloudMetro 100 utilizes Intel’s VT-X virtualization technology to optimize virtualization performance.

“Embedding Intel processors at the network edge can significantly optimize the virtualization of networking functions (VNFs) and will move the vendor-centric telecom network into the vendor-agnostic, lower cost, and highly intelligent world of Software-Defined Networking,” said Renu Navale, Ecosystem Strategy Manager at Intel.

“Telco Systems’ CloudMetro 100 open, multi-purpose platform fits well into Intel’s NFV vision and is an innovative and important part of the Intel Network Builders Program,” Navale added.

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