Ethernity Networks and Advantech Collaborate on Accelerated vBRAS Platform
Joint solution provides improved performance in an open, scalable carrier-grade virtualized Broadband Remote Access Server
Lod, Israel and Taipei, Taiwan – Sept 20, 2018 – Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), a leading innovator of network data processing technology and products, and Advantech (TWSE: 2395), the world’s leading brand in intelligent systems, announced today that they have successfully integrated an effective virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) platform that offers outstanding performance at the network edge, maximizing throughput without impacting CPU efficiency.
The joint solution utilizes high-performance Advantech SKY-8000 series servers designed for carrier-grade deployment, and featuring Intel Xeon Scalable processors, to provide a vBRAS platform with a scalable data plane and independent software-based control plane. The servers are equipped with Ethernity ACE-NIC smart network adaptors, which not only provide optimized data transfer using patented ENET Flow Processor technology, but also offload resource-consuming virtual functions to FPGAs, accelerating performance and providing the necessary deterministic results and low latency for a carrier-grade vBRAS solution. In turn, this reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by enabling accelerated performance.
The solution will be jointly showcased by Advantech and Ethernity at the SDN NFV World Congress 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands, between the 9th and the 11th of October.
“By pairing Advantech servers with Ethernity’s data plane over FPGA and control plane software, we propose a total solution as a value added to traditional servers,” said Eugene Zetserov, VP of Products at Ethernity Networks. “We are excited to have partnered with Advantech to enable joint marketing and business development efforts specifically geared toward system integrators.”
As the main gateway element to the internet, BRAS platforms must support massive throughput and be scalable enough to support the significant growth in data usage that is expected from ultrabroadband services. The joint Advantech-Ethernity vBRAS solution addresses the scalability challenge, enables reduced power and space requirements, and frees the CPU to run additional user sessions, resulting in lower latency and deterministic performance. Moreover, the programmable nature of the FPGA-based platform provides a truly open solution with complete serviceability.
“Ethernity’s FPGA technology adds an advanced network acceleration element to Advantech’s SKY Server line, enabling service providers with the performance levels they need to viably migrate from today’s closed proprietary designs,” said James Yang, VP Advantech Networks & Communications Group. “Fully supported by a comprehensive x86 software framework, integrators and service providers alike can decide when best to turn on hybrid acceleration assets to meet required cost per packet thresholds.”
To read more about the joint Ethernity-Advantech vBRAS solution, download our Solution Brief at
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Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L) is a leading innovator of network data processing technology and products. Mounted on low-cost COTS FPGAs and with a rich set of networking features, Ethernity’s ACE-NIC smart network adapters, ENET SoCs, and network appliances offer best-in-class all-programmable platforms for the fixed and mobile telecom, enterprise security, and data center markets. Our complete offering, incorporating hardware, FPGA firmware, and software applications, enables full programmability at the pace of software development, quickly adapting to changing market demands and applications and facilitating the deployment of edge computing, 5G, and SDN/NFV.
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