Edgecore Networks | December 22, 2021
Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, announced the launch of the Work-from-Anywhere (WFA) solution to provide organizations a plug-and-play, secure, agile, reliable mechanism to deliver enterprise-grade services to their remote workers.
The trend of making offices a place for collaboration has been going on for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the dial. Social distancing requirements across the world have prompted thousands of companies and millions of employees to discover the benefits of a flexible work environment. This shift to remote work and hybrid workspace forces organizations to take a more systematic and strategic approach to connecting remote workers to applications and data. Traditional WAN connections over MPLS tend to be rigid, costly, and provide deployment connections that cannot easily adapt to today's dynamic networking needs. Edgecore's WFA solution includes feature-rich SD-WAN devices, the SDW-series, addressing those networking issues and provides robust, secure, adaptive network services on demand.
WFA Solution Key Features
Multiple options for central management:\
VM in x86 appliance based
VM in cloud platform
Administrator can monitor and auto-adjust remote networks with real-time feedback from premises and deploy pre-configured network paths to remote sites.
Zero Touch Deployment
Automated provisioning from central management with pre-configured network setup to edge devices without user intervention can improve reliability and minimize bring-up costs, while maintaining efficiency and flexibility on deployment.
Adaptive WAN Selection
The SDW-series provides parallel connections for load-balancing, failover, and traffic steering to ensure the high-quality and reliability of network connections.
Containerized software that pushes container images to remote sites for consistent application performance and availability while reducing the connectivity cost.
The remote worker can access the data center by PC VPN login with 4 simple steps, greatly reducing the remote office roll-out time.
The future of work is work-from-anywhere. With Edgecore’s WFA solution, delivering an in-office experience to workers, wherever they are, isn’t a pipe dream. The flexibility and openness of the solution proactively prepares organizations for an ever-changing future.”
TT Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
BPI Network | May 28, 2020
Progress includes steady work toward virtualizing core network functions and a reexamination of the security investments they will need to protect their networks and customers.
Standalone 5G will require a whole new network core utilizing a cloud-native, virtualized, service-based architecture.
95% percent say virtualizing network functions is important to their 5G plans, and some three-quarters say their companies are either well on their way or making good progress toward virtualization.
Mobile service providers say they are making substantial progress toward ushering in a new generation of 5G Networks that will enable ultra-high-speed mobile connectivity and a wide variety of new applications and smart infrastructure use cases. Progress includes steady work toward virtualizing core network functions and a reexamination of the security investments they will need to protect their networks and customers.
COVID-19 is not expected to significantly delay 5G deployments, according to a new global study report, "Toward a More Secure 5G World," developed by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks. The percentage of mobile service providers who say their companies are "moving rapidly toward commercial deployment" has increased significantly in the past year, climbing from 26 percent in a survey announced in early 2019 to 45 percent in the new survey. Virtually all respondents say improved security is a critical network requirement and top concern in the 5G era.
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Early 5G networks are being designed in accordance with the already-approved non-standalone 5G standard. However, 30 percent of respondents say they are already proactively planning to add standalone 5G, and another 9 percent say their companies will move directly to standalone. Standalone 5G will require a whole new network core utilizing a cloud-native, virtualized, service-based architecture. Many respondents, in fact, say they are making significant progress toward network virtualization.
Our latest study indicates that major mobile carriers around the world are on track with their 5G plans, and more expect to begin commercial build-outs in the coming months. While COVID-19 may result in some short-term delays for operators, the pandemic ultimately demonstrates a global need for higher speed, higher capacity 5G networks and the applications and use case they enable,
Dave Murray, director of thought leadership with the BPI Network.
Among key findings of the survey,
• 81% say industry progress toward 5G is moving rapidly, mostly in major markets, or is at least in line with expectations.
• 71% expect to begin 5G network build-outs within 18 months, including one-third who have already begun or will do so in 2020.
• 95% percent say virtualizing network functions is important to their 5G plans, and some three-quarters say their companies are either well on their way or making good progress toward virtualization.
• 99% view deployment of mobile edge clouds as an important aspect of 5G networks, with 65% saying they expect edge clouds on their 5G networks within 18 months.
Mobile operators globally need to proactively prepare for the demands of a new virtualized and secure 5G world, a provider of secure application services for mobile operators worldwide. That means boosting security at key protection points like the mobile edge, deploying a cloud-native infrastructure, consolidating network functions, leveraging new CI/CD integrations and DevOps automation tools, and moving to an agile and hyperscale service-based architecture as much as possible. All of these improvements will pay dividends immediately with existing networks and move carriers closer to their ultimate goals for broader 5G adoption and the roll-out of new and innovative ultra-reliable low-latency use cases,
Gunter Reiss, worldwide vice president of A10 Networks.
Challenges—the Security Mandate
The industry's top 5G challenges:
• Heavy cost of build-outs (59%)
• Security of network (57%)
• Need for new technical skills (55%)
• Lack of 5G enabled devices (42%)
Importance of security to 5G
• 99% rate security as important to their 5G planning, higher than even network reach and coverage or network capacity and throughput
• 97% say increased traffic, connected devices and mission-critical use case significantly increase security and reliability concerns for 5G
• 93% say their security investments are already being affected (52%) or are under review (41%) due to 5G requirements
Top Use Cases Expected to Power 5G Adoption
Next two years
• Ultra-high-speed connectivity (81%)
• Industrial automation & smart manufacturing (62%)
• Smart cities (54%)
• Connected vehicles
Next 5 to 6 years
• Smart cities (62%)
• Ultra-high-speed connectivity (59%)
• Connected Vehicles (57%)
• Industrial automation & smart manufacturing (42%)
"Mobile operators globally need to be proactively preparing for the demands of a new 5G world," Reiss said.
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About the BPI Network
The Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network is a peer-driven thought leadership and professional networking organization reaching some 50,000 heads IT transformation, change management, business re-engineering, process improvement, and strategic planning. The BPI Network brings together global executives who are champions of change through ongoing research, authoritative content and peer-to-peer conversations.For more information, visit www.bpinetwork.org.
Infotecs | July 23, 2020
Operators of industrial manufacturing systems increasingly integrate machines and systems into their IT infrastructure as this allows the enterprises to control and continuously monitor the production flows and register the relevant data. A key technical challenge is to connect production systems to IP-based networks. In real life, such networks also become a target of cyberattacks more and more often.