ADVA | August 19, 2021
ADVA and Lanner Electronics today announced that the Lanner NCA-4025 is now verified with Intel Select Solution for uCPE with ADVA Ensemble Connector, giving communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises a simple and cost-efficient route to virtualization at the network edge. In addition, ADVA’s Ensemble Connector is available preinstalled on a variety of Lanner’s leading network appliances, so customers can select from a range of workload-optimized solutions that deliver the full benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV). Lanner’s NCA-4025 and ADVA’s Ensemble Connector will power uCPE deployments with advanced encryption performance, secure SD-WAN services and robust network protection for operators rolling out uCPE at scale
We’re excited that Lanner’s NCA-4025 is now a certified Intel Select Solution for uCPE preinstalled with Ensemble Connector. The new plug-and-play offering delivers the highest levels of performance while running multiple virtual network functions. It reduces the effort and complexity of testing and validation and accelerates time-to-market for new services,” said Mike Heffner, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “The carrier-class capabilities of our Ensemble Connector combined with Lanner’s high-performance network appliances provide customers with a choice of highly scalable and secure hardware-software solutions that are pre-integrated and ready to deploy.”
The partnership between ADVA and Lanner gives businesses and CSPs an open and flexible solution guaranteed to meet the performance needs of the most demanding uCPE applications. It delivers improved networking through the Ensemble Connector operating system and virtual network function hosting environment. This features advanced applications at Layer 2 and 3, including LTE access and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 functionality, as well as zero-touch provisioning for ultimate simplicity and scale. The uCPE offering also enables access to the Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem, the industry’s largest set of onboarded virtualized applications and supported servers.
“Together with ADVA and Intel, we’re setting a new benchmark for performance, scale and security. Our platform powered by the Intel® Xeon® D2100 multi-core processor and running ADVA’s carrier-grade software gives network operators a highly versatile uCPE solution that supports agile service provisioning straight out of the box,” commented Sven Freudenfeld, CTO, Telecom Application, Lanner. “Not only does our NCA-4025 remove the headache of hardware and software integration, but it also accelerates time-to-market for SD-WAN, SD-Security and other NFV applications. Now our customers can be free to innovate and respond in an instant to new business opportunities.”
ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future.
EZ VPN | October 22, 2020
As we begin to shift towards a growing remote workforce, there is much to consider regarding the accessibility of corporate network devices from home. Following such demands would require a Virtual Private Network - a network that permits access to data, resources, and information through a remote site. As this often would require IT personnel to configure, the results are costly and complicated for companies to pursue. Establishing a connection that is both simple and secure is the solution that businesses are in desperate need of. Fortunately, a solution has been developed from those at EZ VPN Inc. who recently launched the first cloud remote access VPN service.
Vultr | May 27, 2022
Vultr, a leading independent cloud infrastructure provider, announced today that Vultr Talon, powered by NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, is currently in beta. Vultr Talon, a ground-breaking cloud-based platform, enables GPU sharing, allowing several workloads to execute effectively on a single NVIDIA GPU.
Vultr is the first cloud service to provide GPU sharing by virtualizing NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. Vultr is launching a set of virtual machine (VM) packages incorporating the NVIDIA A100 today, with prices beginning at $90 per month, or $0.13 per hour.
Breakthrough Cloud Platform Enabling AI Workloads at a Fraction of the Cost
Vultr Talon is powered by a cutting-edge NVIDIA GPU virtualization technology based on NVIDIA's vGPU software. Rather than connecting whole real GPUs to VMs, Vultr adds just a portion in the form of a virtual GPU (vGPU). The NVIDIA AI Enterprise software package, which incorporates NVIDIA vGPU software and is geared for remotely performing AI workloads and high-performance data analytics, powers these vGPUs.
A vGPU appears to a customer's system just like an actual GPU. Each vGPU has its own devoted memory, which is a fraction of the memory on the underlying card. The vGPU has access to a fraction of the computing capacity of the actual GPU. NVIDIA's Multi-Instance GPU (MIG) technology is utilized for Vultr plans with at least 10GB of GPU RAM to give tenants with assured QoS, completely isolated GPU high-bandwidth memory cache, and dedicated compute cores.
High-end GPUs can cost hundreds of dollars per month to rent. While this cost is often justified for the most demanding corporate workloads, for many enterprises and developers, the cost of even a single GPU might be prohibitive to getting started, experimenting, or running apps in development and testing environments. Even organizations with large IT budgets may wind up losing money by supplying more GPU capacity than required or just electing not to use GPUs at all.
At Vultr, we pride ourselves on making high-performance cloud infrastructure affordable for everyone. With Vultr Talon, we have turned the GPU delivery model upside down. Because of our breakthrough cloud platform, AI developers and data scientists can provision exactly as much NVIDIA GPU processing as they actually need, at prices they can afford.”
J.J. Kardwell, CEO of Vultr’s parent company,