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ACG Research report: ADVA Launches Ensemble Controller, Ensemble Activator

The way communication networks are designed, built and managed is evolving rapidly as operators look to answer soaring bandwidth demand and the mass migration of workloads and applications to the cloud. In recent years, software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have emerged as key tools for reshaping telecoms infrastructure. The importance of the network edge has also grown as the cornerstone of service innovation.

ADVA has been at the forefront of this transformation, leading the way with its pioneering Ensemble NFV suite and comprehensive range of FSP 150 network edge products and devices. Now, with the announcement of its Ensemble Controller, ADVA has consolidated its network management and SDN controller functions to meet the challenges of the digital transformation. What’s more, with its white box switching network operating system (NOS), Ensemble Activator, ADVA has launched the industry’s first true carrier-grade NOS for bare-metal switches.

This report from Tim Doiron, principal analyst of ACG Research, explores the impact of ADVA’s Ensemble Controller and Ensemble Activator, as well as the company’s ongoing investments in machine learning (ML) and analytics for increased intelligence and closed-loop automation. Read how ADVA continues to lead the field in open disaggregated networking, SDN interoperability and pioneering NFV deployments with its early commercial uCPE rollouts. And discover how ADVA’s innovation is combining deep domain expertise with ML to enhance and automate network operations and lifecycle management.