ADVA Optical Networking and DartPoints Win GTB Innovation Award for NFV Deployment
ADVA Ensemble Enables Virtualized Micro Data Center Services at the Network Edge
Our Ensemble product suite opens the door to multi-service edge hosting and makes virtualized services accessible to a far wider range of customers.
“DartPoints is extending the cloud by bringing it to small and medium-sized businesses. We colocate micro data centers with our customers who are looking for cost-effective ways to create customized data centers to meet their specific needs,” said Satya Baddipudi, CTO, DartPoints. “We’re virtualizing our managed service offering with the Ensemble Connector NFV infrastructure solution, along with Ensemble Orchestrator to provide dynamic services to our customers at a price they want to pay. Because this solution is completely open, we’re free to mix-and-match virtual network functions (VNFs) from many suppliers, all hosted and orchestrated using ADVA Ensemble solutions. It’s an exciting new way of doing business.”
DartPoints is now using its new virtualized managed service offering built on the ADVA Ensemble product suite to instantly deliver on-demand VNFs at the customer premises. With the multi-tenant Ensemble Orchestrator, a revolutionary ETSI-MANO-compliant NFV management and orchestration solution, instances of a VNF can be provisioned with multiple customers. The Ensemble Connector provides virtual switching and CE 2.0 functionality in a hardware-agnostic, software-only solution. It pairs with the ADVA FSP 150 ProVMi to create one platform for both services and network access. This powerful combination enables DartPoints to share network resources for optimized utilization and reduced overhead costs.
“The micro data center model, enabled by our Ensemble product suite, opens the door to multi-service edge hosting. It demonstrates the business case for virtualized services and makes them accessible to a far wider range of customers,” commented Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking. “The secret sauce that makes this unique solution possible is our Ensemble Orchestrator. It handles VNF onboarding and deployment so that DartPoints can provide services to many customers at once. This GTB Business Service Innovation Award is a clear validation of how our technology is enabling service providers to migrate to a new, agile, software-based approach to networking.”
Having the freedom to transport video and audio in its native format puts our customers in a fantastic position.
MEDIA BROADCAST’s backbone network will support high-performance transmission of any traffic protocol, including HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video and multiple audio signals with MADI devices. The network utilizes each optical wavelength to transmit a variety of video, audio and data channels simultaneously. MEDIA BROADCAST has already used the ADVA FSP 3000’s capabilities to build tailor-made transport solutions for some of Germany’s major media enterprises. These include new contribution networks for public broadcasters Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg and Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and the transmission of live Bundesliga games for Westdeutscher Rundfunk via ADVA FSP 3000 access links connecting all stadiums to the nationwide backbone.
“MEDIA BROADCAST is deeply committed to innovation. They believe in harnessing the most advanced technology available to help broadcasters connect with audiences and share their vision,” commented Thomas Schneider, director, enterprise business development, ADVA Optical Networking. “Now everything from breaking news to groundbreaking TV drama can be transported at the lowest latency and viewed in perfect HD quality. The power to transmit raw, uncompressed video and audio formats frees MEDIA BROADCAST’s customers to do what they do best. It enables them to be creative, to be daring, to deliver exciting content that they know their audiences will love. What’s more, the modular design of our FSP 3000 means MEDIA BROADCAST will be able to scale to 100Gbit/s and beyond in the future.”