Advantech Remote Evaluation Service
Wind River Titanium Cloud
Confidential Demo for Wind River Only

Test Environment

Environment 1. Virtual Enterprise CPE

The first Wind River portal environment on Advantech RES is focused on virtual customer premise equipment and is designed to allow communication service providers (CSPs) to remotely and securely connect to a fully functional Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) based on Advantech’s FWA-3260 white-box appliance, for VNF onboarding using a pre-qualified set of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). The portal puts the Wind River virtual business customer premises equipment (vBCPE) reference design at the network architect’s fingertips and will help CSPs to rapidly size the configurations needed to optimally balance capex, opex and capacity strategies when planning their future virtual Enterprise CPE (vE-CPE) rollouts.
The Virtual Enterprise CPE environment is to accelerate evaluation of Wind River Titanium Edge vBCPE reference design developed in collaboration with NFV software partners Brocade, Check Point Software, Riverbed and ADVA Optical Networking. Please contact Advantech or Wind River for an updated list of available VNFs
This Virtual Enterprise CPE environment is of particular importance to CSPs who need to absorb the capex outlay when planning large-scale deployment of new or replacement customer premise equipment. Over-specified platforms result in unneeded hardware components and increased capex while underspecified platforms can be the source of costly replacement programs and more unwanted truck rolls. The CSP’s ability to correctly size compute, offload, memory and network throughput based on different VNF resource requirements for routing, firewalling and load balancing can now be easily put to the test using the Wind River portal connected to Advantech’s Remote Evaluation Service (RES).
By connecting to Titanium Edge on the Advantech RES portal, CSPs will also be able to test Carrier Grade uptime for vBCPE services. When business uptime cannot be compromised CSPs can deploy cost-sensitive NFV applications such as a virtual Business CPE on two servers. Each server runs all the compute, control and storage functions, while delivering best-in-class VNF performance to maximize the number of users supported per server and thereby also maximize OPEX savings. This also enables them to minimize any revenue impact resulting from Service Level Agreement (SLA) penalties triggered by service downtime.
Advantech and Wind River are active members of the NFV ecosystem and work together with partners through different industry initiatives to fuel NFV adoption and unlock new business opportunities for traditional and emerging players. This test drive portal is a simple yet powerful tool built on an open, integrated platform focused on accelerating transition to NFV.
Advantech FWA-3260 White-box appliance for vE-CPE
The FWA-3260 is a server class 1U- rackmount compute and network appliance based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor D with up to 16 cores and up to 128GB of memory ensuring that the right performance level can be matched to the workload at hand. Integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology accelerates execution of crypto algorithms including IPSec without burdening the CPU. As a result, secure branch connectivity including end-to-end encryption can be provided without compromising VNF performance or increasing cost. The system offers flexible connectivity with four 1GbE ports and two 10GbE SFP+ ports for WAN or additional LAN connectivity. A Network Mezzanine Card bay provides the ability to add additional I/O including handling a variety of 1GbE and 10GbE copper and fiber options. A PCIe gen.3 slot provides further I/O expansion. The system offers storage flexibility with two 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD sockets