It marks the first step in a new era of NFV-enabled business opportunities for service providers.
The CCTV-based video surveillance demonstration is a strong example of how the ADVA FSP 150 ProVM can be used to significantly alter the managed services landscape. Traditionally, this application is hosted centrally. However, the ultrafast network connectivity required to carry high-definition video is not always possible in some scenarios when such surveillance is needed most. Decentralizing key functions and placing them at the network’s edge, not only improves the quality and quantity of information available, but also reduces operational and capital costs. What makes this possible is the ADVA FSP 150 ProVM’s unique marrying of hardware and application. By combining hardware-supported performance monitoring of the server and the appliances running on it, ADVA Optical Networking has created a unique carrier-grade NFV platform essential for mission-critical applications. The implications here for the development and deployment of managed services are profound.
“What we’re showcasing here with BT is a new vision for managed services. It marks the first step in a new era of NFV-enabled business opportunities for service providers,” commented Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “The application we’re focusing upon is one of many that we could have highlighted, especially when you consider the continued progression of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially the industrial IoT. Consider the opportunities for NFV-focused managed services in the utilities or manufacturing industries. Our FSP 150 ProVM is the enabling factor here. We’ve developed a unique design that tightly connects the application with the hardware. What’s more, it’s completely open. There are no walled gardens. These are the key elements that will drive our technology’s success.”
The joint demonstration will take place at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in ADVA Optical Networking’s booth from October 12 until October 16.