Open NFV Testlab from China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea

Close collaboration to enable NFV infrastructure and key VNFs

China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and 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.

 

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