RAD has unveiled a new customer-edge Distributed NFV (D-NFV) solution, based on its ETX, a Layer 2/Layer 3 Network Termination Unit (NTU), at CommunicAsia 2014 in Singapore. RAD says that the solution which is commercially available is the first customer-edge Distributed NFV (D-NFV) solution in the industry.
Together with the solution’s launch, RAD has also announced the formation of the RAD D-NFV Alliance, an application ecosystem of network functions and value added capabilities. While it is open to all vendors, RAD pre-tests and certifies each application to ensure optimum quality and performance. The ecosystem embraces multiple virtualized application categories, such as security, networking and testing tools.
"The typical perception of NFV is that virtualized network functions (VNFs) should be implemented in data centers, but, from a service provider’s standpoint, they would best be located where they will be most effective and least expensive. Service providers, therefore, should be free to locate NFV in all possible locations, from the data center to the network node to the customer premises. In addition, VNFs placed at the customer edge facilitate effective ramp-up of NFV solutions with a centerless NFV approach that requires a minimum of upfront investment and risk while providing service agility. RAD has designed its solution also to be an ideal first phase towards full-scale NFV deployment, which may combine VNFs at the customer edge, the network nodes and at the data center.”
- Ulik Broida, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, RAD
"We see great potential with this unique and innovative approach. D-NFV promises to be a perfect platform for our end-to-end encryption solutions, including our virtual security enforcement product, vCEP, which encrypts data in motion in virtual and cloud environments.”
- Adam Boone, Chief Marketing Officer, Certes Networks