The Growing Importance of the Network Edge
As so much attention shifts to the network edge, there is a growing realization of the potential of edge computing to improve performance, scalability, reliability, and regulatory compliance options for critical applications. One key to achieving the edge’s potential is in accelerators, such as Smart NICs. That’s one of the points made in a new, […]
The Risk of Using Programmable NPUs
Over the past few years, it seems that one after another, Network Processing Units (NPUs) are being discontinued. Look at the trail of NPUs that are no longer being produced: Agere’s PayloadPlus NPU was discontinued after its acquisition by LSI Wintegra’s WinPath NPU was discontinued after its acquisition first by PMC-Sierra, and then by Microsemi […]
The Big Trends of 2018 and 2019, Part I
We are experiencing a revolutionary period for the telecom industry in which almost everything from the previous era has become less relevant, including the protocols and standards, custom-built hardware, and even the security systems. New concepts and technologies have arisen to replace the outdated ones, leading us toward network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined networks (SDN), […]
Microsoft Azure Makes the Case for FPGA based SmartNICs
When it comes to innovating using FPGAs, no one is a greater expert than Microsoft Azure. As early as 2010, well before anyone had ever heard of a SmartNIC (a term Microsoft Azure actually coined), Microsoft demonstrated the first proof of concept that used FPGAs at scale to accelerate web searches on its Bing search […]
How Can OEMs Benefit from Ethernity’s Complete Networking Solutions?
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have been caught in the middle of a revolutionary transition period in the telecom industry. While previously their operator customers would buy proprietary all-in-one solutions, the new paradigm is to avoid vendor lock-in and to “mix and match” open, off-the-shelf hardware and software products from a variety of sources to create […]
Ethernity’s Role as Industry Leader Strengthened by MEF Participation
Ethernity Networks recently took part in the 2Q18 MEF Members Meeting, Athens, Greece, participating in several workgroup meetings, workshops, and other sessions. The MEF quarterly meetings are a great place to meet industry experts from all over the world and an opportunity to discuss both technical issues and the direction of the market. More than […]
AT&T Enables 5G Through COTS Deployment at Mobile Edge
AT&T’s recent announcement that it plans to use open hardware designs as it virtualizes its network illustrates the rapid development of edge computing and the use of data center architecture at the network edge. AT&T plans to become the first carrier to offer mobile 5G in the United States, and to that end, stated that […]
Lessons from MWC 2018: Hardware Acceleration Trend is Here to Stay
At the Mobile World Congress 2018, which took place last month in Barcelona, Spain, it was apparent that communication service providers (CSPs) are showing a growing interest in hardware acceleration as an ideal solution for the network’s edge. During the show, Ethernity Networks presented a demo of its Carrier Ethernet aggregation switch router on COTS […]
Central Office Virtualization Carries Great Potential for CSPs
Communication service providers (CSPs) are constantly looking for ways to improve service agility and operational efficiency to upgrade customer experience (and corresponding potential revenue) and lower costs. One of the most promising areas of potential growth is presented by building a Virtual Central Office (VCO) with open source, non-proprietary components. A recent white paper, published […]
Carrier Grade QoE or Vendor Neutrality? Why Choose?
Virtualization of a network loses its value if the price of virtualization is the loss of “carrier-grade” quality of experience. But is it possible to kill two birds with one stone and combine reliable performance with vendor neutrality? Agility and flexibility have been buzzwords for nearly five years, during which time we have learned that […]
Ethernity Networks Joins the Intel Network Builders Program
Ethernity Networks has joined the Intel Network Builders program. The program is an ecosystem of leading technology solution providers working together to accelerate the adoption of NFV and SDN-based solutions in telecommunications networks and public, private enterprise, and hybrid clouds. The program focuses on building and simplifying software-defined network infrastructure, enhancing security, and improving efficiency […]
Why Ethernity chose AIM
In recent years, flotation’s on AIM have grown in popularity. Since its launch in 1995, over 2,400 companies have joined AIM, raising more than £30bn collectively. Today AIM attracts a range of dynamic companies from venture capital-backed businesses to more established growing organisations. AIM is open to organisations from all sectors all over the world. […]
From Here to Ethernity – Said the Visitors from the Light!
Light Reading is one of the most recognized sources for telecom and networking technology news and trends worldwide. Recently the international group editor Ray Le Maistre and his team visited Israel on the Innovators Video Tour, as the country is a permanent source of creativity and thought, and new technologies often start here. We at […]
Virtual March Hares in Paris
This spring at Ethernity Networks, we are working hard on the new solutions. Naturally, we decided not to run after two hares, especially the March hares at MPLS/SDN/NFV World Congress. We have not presented there and just went to visit and listen what the big minds say. Indeed, many deployment issues and ideas raised during […]
What to Accelerate?
Software data processing is de facto the next very popular topic today after ASIC packet processors, both for telecom and data centers. However, the main question is – What to accelerate? A virtual Switch or Linux native data path? There are different types of data paths presented today in Linux environment. The first option is […]