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Ensemble Connector

It's all about choice

Our award-winning Ensemble Connector is a highly scalable, high-performance virtualization platform for hosting multi-vendor VNFs. It enables pure-play virtualization: open software running on open commercial off-the-shelf servers. This eliminates vendor lock-in so that service providers are free to mix and match best-of-breed software and hardware. Pure-play virtualization means total choice – choice of software, hardware and where to locate functionality to best suit the business needs of the provider.

A powerful combination

Ensemble Connector is now a verified software component of Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE, giving businesses an optimized and integrated platform for rapid deployment. 
Ensemble ensures that customers can mix and match VNFs and deploy COTS servers from any manufacturer. This means we can offer services from the widest range of suppliers and provide access to the latest innovation as soon as it hits the market.
Simon Rees, CTO and head of offerings, networks and telecoms, EMEIA, Fujitsu

Scalable virtualization

Ensemble Connector operates on any Intel® -based white box and supports a variety of high-performance ADVA hardware platforms including the FSP 150 ProVM family and XG304u.
... With Ensemble Connector, service providers can take advantage of the benefits of uCPE: agile, automated delivery of multi-vendor software services.

Delivering more than Open vSwitch

Ensemble Connector provides higher performance and more networking features than Open vSwitch, while maintaining compatibility with standard virtual network functions (VNFs).

Deployment and connectivity

Service providers have the freedom to choose deployment models with our Ensemble Connector: at the edge, central office or cloud data center. It provides networking connectivity through Layers 2, 3 and 4, including a variety of tunneling and security options over any managed or unmanaged intermediate network. Our Ensemble Connector enables cost-effective NFV deployments on a wide variety of hosting platforms. With Ensemble Connector, service providers can take advantage of the benefits of uCPE: agile, automated delivery of multi-vendor software services.

Zero touch deployments

Ensemble Connector support zero touch features that enable a white box server to be shipped directly to a customer for simple and fast service activation.

Ensemble SmartWAN for high-performance networking

Secure networking is critical to deploying enterprise applications, whether at the edge or in the cloud. ADVA’s SmartWAN provides that secure connectivity with an efficient, simple, and cost-effective alternative to today’s router appliances. SmartWAN provides a cloud-native and future-proof platform for innovation that runs on COTS servers and enables your communications strategy. With SmartWAN, you can build private networks that provide secure access using IPsec tunnels – all managed by a simple controller that speeds deployment.

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