NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) Market By Segmentation

Fiancial Newspaper | August 14, 2019

NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) Market By Segmentation
NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) Market report includes (6 Year Forecast 2019-2025) includes Overview, classification, industry value, price, cost and gross profit. It also offers in-intensity insight of the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) industry masking all vital parameters along with, Drivers, Market Trends, Market Dynamics, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape, Price and Gross Margin, NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) market Share via Region, New Challenge Feasibility Evaluation, Analysis and Guidelines on New mission Investment.

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Allied Electronics and Moxa Offer a New All-in-One Secure Router for Protecting Industrial Applications

Allied Electronics & Automation | December 23, 2021

Allied Electronics & Automation and Moxa are partnering to offer Moxa's next generation series of all-in-one security routers, the EDR-G9010 Series. With cybersecurity incidents in operational technology (OT) systems on the rise, network security is a high priority for companies in the industrial sector. Most network requirements in OT environments are not only concerned with security but also with keeping operations running efficiently. The EDR-G9010 Series is designed with a broad range of certifications addressing most industries, focusing on specific vertical markets, more demanding use cases, and customer applications. The industrial secure router defends against malicious threats with advanced cybersecurity features such as improved VPN functionality and Deep Packet Inspection. Its user-friendly interface and quick settings allow easy configuration, while rugged hardware makes these secure routers ideal for industrial environments. Comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 redundancy mechanisms ensure that networks stay connected. Simply put, the EDR-G9010 Series is better in every aspect. It is higher performance and higher availability, with more robust security features. Many of these capability and performance enhancements enable new applications and customer use cases in part due to form factor, price, and performance of the EDR-G9010 Series." Marty Wachi, Product Marketing at Moxa One of the biggest strengths of the EDR-G9010 Series is its versatility. Its all-in-one nature combines up to three devices, including a managed switch, firewall and security router, and VPN remote access into one compact footprint. High performance enables new applications and deployment scenarios that were not possible in previous generations of EDRs. EDR-G9010 Series 10-port Gigabit Industrial Secure Router Highlights All-in-one firewall/NAT/VPN/switch/router 8-port TX GbE and 2-port SFP GbE Comprehensive redundancy mechanisms, including Turbo Ring and VRRP Wide -40 to 75°C operating temperature (-T model) Advanced Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Modbus TCP/UDP and DNP3 traffic Certified for IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613, NEMA TS2, ATEX Zone 2, Class I Division 2, EN 50121-4, DNV* About Moxa Moxa is a leader in edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things and has been working with engineers for over 35 years helping them to identify the right connectivity products for their industrial applications. With decades of industry experience and 65 million devices connected worldwide, Moxa has a distribution and service network to serve customers in more than 80 countries. About Allied Electronics & Automation Allied Electronics & Automation is a high-service distributor of automation and control, electronic, electrical, mechanical, and maintenance products from more than 550 world-class suppliers. With sales offices across the Americas, a focus on digital customer experience, 99 percent ship-to-order accuracy, and more than 3.5 million parts available for purchase online, engineers, designers, maintainers, and purchasers trust Allied to provide a wide range of solutions across the entire product lifecycle.

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IBM and Airspan Networks Plan to Work to Accelerate 5G-enabled Open RAN Adoption in Europe

IBM Global Business Services, Airspan | September 21, 2021

IBM and Airspan Networks Inc., which provides groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G network solutions, announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a 5G-enabled Open RAN testbed across the IBM Watson IoT Center in Munich, Germany and IBM’s Global Industry Solution Center (GISC) in Nice, France, to showcase long-distance control over 5G-enabled edge computing. The goal of developing this testbed is to help clients across Europe innovate and develop multi-vendor solutions designed to address different customer use case requirements, based on open, interoperable standards, while optimizing performance. IBM Global Business Services and Airspan plan to work together to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology and its ecosystem incorporating IBM’s leading global hybrid cloud and AI orchestration services. IBM Global Business Services, a leading systems integrator in the telco industry, is focused on processes, methodologies, and edge experience to deliver value and transformational projects with emerging technologies. The Open RAN testbed is intended to advance the development of Open RAN software and hardware solutions, and end-to-end interoperability testing with private 5G stand-alone core networks. The two companies plan to provide partners and customers with the opportunity to collaborate, integrate and test features for next generation campus networks. As part of the intended collaboration, Airspan Networks is providing its Open RAN AirVelocity 2700 indoor radio unit and virtualized Open RAN Centralized Unit (vCU) and Distributed Unit (vDU) OpenRANGE software to help customers test and validate 5G private network solutions using Open RAN. IBM is expected to provide its Global Business Services technology integration services, as well as IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation and IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps, to allow customers to more efficiently manage and orchestrate edge cloud implementation and applications. In addition, the IBM Global Business Services team is planning to implement a visual inspection application for customers to further extend Industry 4.0 5G edge computing use cases on Open RAN. “Open approaches and standards-based technologies are vital to help unleash the full potential of 5G and edge computing. That’s why, in collaboration with Airspan, we hope to work to advance emerging use cases that harness Open RAN and bring new value to telecom clients. The planned expansion of the Open RAN testbed will allow us to demonstrate these capabilities as we accelerate 5G and edge computing innovation,” said Marisa Viveros, Vice President of Strategy and Offerings, Telecom, Media and Entertainment Industry at IBM." “Through critical collaboration with leaders like IBM and testing in these labs, which could help accelerate the development of Open RAN and 5G solutions and the open architecture ecosystem, we believe Airspan can continue to be at the forefront of innovation and industry disruption through end-to-end Open RAN solutions,” said Airspan Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Henrik Smith-Petersen. This year, IBM announced the Open RAN Center of Excellence in Spain to accelerate the progress of Open RAN and standards-based technologies in Europe. In May 2021, Airspan announced the opening of a 5G Innovation Lab in the UK as a showcase and demonstration facility for partners, customers and government institutions, to focus on the development of Open RAN software, 5G sub 6 GHz and mmWave indoor and outdoor equipment, and private network use cases. IBM Global Business Services and Airspan are working toward definitive agreements detailing joint plans to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology and its ecosystem incorporating IBM’s leading global hybrid cloud and AI orchestration services. Statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. About Airspan Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) is a U.S.-based provider of groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, and a pioneer in end-to-end Open RAN solutions that provide interoperability with other vendors. As a result of innovative technology and significant R&D investments to build and expand 5G solutions, Airspan believes it is well-positioned with 5G indoor and outdoor, Open RAN, private networks for enterprise customers and industrial use applications, fixed wireless access (FWA), and CBRS solutions to help mobile network operators of all sizes deploy their networks of the future, today. With over one million cells shipped to 1,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Airspan has global scale. www.airspan.com. About IBM Global Business Services IBMers believe in progress—that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. To learn more about IBM Global Business Services, please visit https://www.ibm.com/services

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VMware Paves the Way for Radio Access Network (RAN) Modernization

VMware | October 27, 2021

Service providers are transforming their RAN to architectures that are open and programmable. This provides an opportunity for developers to create innovative apps and services to be deployed across the RAN. A proponent of this wave of RAN innovation, VMware announced several updates to its RAN portfolio of products and introduced VMware RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). VMware RIC, along with VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN, will help service providers smoothly transition to Open RAN. “When it comes to Open RAN, the genie is out of the bottle. The potential benefits of increasing innovation while reducing operational expense are compelling. As such, VMware is pushing to accelerate the transformation of the RAN along with Open RAN principles. VMware is paving the way for service providers to modernize the RAN so it is programmable and intelligent, built with best-of-breed solutions from a vibrant partner ecosystem.” Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider and Edge, VMware Introducing VMware RIC The RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) is a new function introduced by the O-RAN Alliance that enables service providers to deploy cloud-native control and management apps in the RAN. VMware is today introducing VMware RIC, a platform that abstracts the underlying RAN infrastructure and provides developer APIs for xApps and rApps to program the RAN. VMware RIC platform will consist of two RICs that can run independent of each other, or together: VMware Centralized RIC, an implementation of the non-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (non-RT RIC) in the O-RAN Alliance reference architecture. It will manage and host rApps that have control functions with response timing greater than one second. VMware Distributed RIC, an implementation of the near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (near-RT RIC) in the O-RAN Alliance reference architecture. It will manage and host xApps that have control functions with response timing less than one second, typically on the order of 10’s of milliseconds. VMware RIC will provide service providers with: Choice and flexibility to transform the RAN into an open, intelligent RAN while minimizing business disruption. An agile RAN architecture so they can quickly respond to customer needs, changes in traffic pattern, as well as any unforeseen events that require a sudden shift. Programmability and intelligence to enable innovations introduced by a broad ecosystem. Enhanced security to better safeguard a larger attack surface inherent to the distributed nature of RAN sites and the devices connected to them. VMware has engineered its RIC to seamlessly integrate with traditional RAN equipment as well as virtualized RAN network functions independent of them being O-RAN compliant. A large ecosystem of xApps and rApps enables service providers to maximize the benefits of an Open RAN to address their unique requirements and priorities. To drive the growth of this ecosystem, VMware plans to offer a RAN application developer program to help partners jump-start and accelerate development of xApps and rApps with VMware RIC SDKs, access to VMware RIC development licenses, developer support, testing environment, and interoperability certification. The planned program will be centered around the developer experience, from the initial design of the xApp/rApp all the way to the deployment. Examples of partners who are already working with VMware to integrate their xApps and/or rApps as microservices on VMware RIC through SDKs, include: Cohere Technologies’ Spectrum Multiplier xApp improves spectral efficiency for service providers by as much as 2x with the use of its unique Delay-Doppler channel representation. Polte's location xApp pioneers more secure, accurate and global location intelligence for service providers and their customers. AirHop xApps and rApps support a broad spectrum of use cases, including RAN configuration and operation optimization, interference management, capacity and coverage optimization, and mobility optimization. Cellwize RAN intelligence technology and rApps enable backward compatibility alongside O-RAN future proof management and orchestration of multi-vendor networks. Intel is a strategic partner as VMware works with service providers to virtualize the RAN. VMware RIC is based on Intel FlexRAN reference architecture, enabling a flexible and programmable platform for software-defined RANs. “Intel FlexRAN software allows operators transitioning to a cloud-native architecture to run their RAN and AI workloads on the same standard hardware platform as other workloads, from core to edge to access," saidCristina Rodriguez, vice president of Intel’s Network Edge Group and general manager, Wireless Access Network Division. "VMware RIC, powered with Intel AI and Machine Learning capabilities, supports a wide variety of xApps and rApps that will help operators optimize their network performance, deliver new functions and features, and offer new value-added services.” VMware RIC SDKs are expected to be generally available in VMware’s Q4 FY22. VMware RIC is expected to be initially available in VMware’s Q1 FY23. New VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN Capabilities VMware RIC, combined with VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN, paves a clear and simple path toward RAN transformation. Service providers can virtualize RAN functions on a horizontal platform specifically optimized for RAN. The same platform, with VMware RIC, can be utilized for Open RAN, providing service providers flexibility and a smooth evolution toward the future without disrupting their business operations and overhauling network design. Advancements to VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN aim to strike a balance between network performance and operational flexibility. The platform’s enhanced performance meets strict latency requirements to support even the most demanding RAN workloads, while its hypervisor functions as the unheralded workhorse to provide operational flexibility. New VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN features will provide service providers with: Superior performance: VMware ESXi delivers real-time performance for RAN workloads (read the blog). Cost reduction: VMware Tanzu for Telco combined with VMware ESXi allows service providers to mix and match various cloud-native RAN workloads and custom 5G applications on the same physical appliance, ideal for open and disaggregated RAN where space is limited at the cell site and the number of sites keeps growing. Operational consistency: VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN provides a common platform and end-to-end automation and orchestration across 5G networks to prevent creating siloed islands of network functions. O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) Service providers are adopting a multi-vendor service and orchestration management (SMO) framework as defined by the O-RAN Alliance. This SMO framework includes the non-real-time RIC, O-Cloud management, and FCAPS (fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security) management. VMware’s RAN portfolio is uniquely positioned to address all these functions: VMware Centralized RIC with associated SDK and rApps. VMware Telco Cloud Automation for O-Cloud management. VMware Telco Cloud Operations for FCAPS spanning RAN infrastructure, transport and mobile core. While the above components will integrate seamlessly for a simplified experience, customers may choose to deploy any component independently. VMware Partners with Aspire to Streamline RAN Testing and Validation Aspire Technology is a well-established leader within the Open RAN ecosystem, not only with its Open RAN Lab services, but also through a wide range of projects with global service providers, technology partners, systems integrators and Open RAN communities. Leveraging Aspire’s deep heritage in networks, the Aspire Open RAN Lab enables technology partners, like VMware, and service providers to fast-track development, integration, test and deployment of Open RAN-based networks. VMware and Aspire are announcing today they have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate and simplify testing and integration of Telco Cloud Platform RAN as part of a service provider’s end-to-end network. Bill Walsh, CEO of Aspire Technology, stated, “As an independent supplier, we believe that Open RAN is a transformational move in network disaggregation, thus we are excited to partner with VMware in helping service providers smoothly transition to Open RAN.” About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.

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Combining the power of VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC infrastructure, Dell Technologies Cloud delivers a consistent hybrid cloud experience across private, public, and edge environments. With Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs, customers now have more choice to meet their most demanding workload needs using pre-tested infrastructure with deployment guidance based on Dell EMC best-of-breed storage, compute, and networking that’s been validated with VMware Cloud Foundation.