Kontron introduces 100G SYMKLOUD Platform for high volume NFV-SDN-based services at access, edge and core networks

New MS2920 is the ideal ‘short-depth’ converged infrastructure platform for security and vRAN use cases for multi-access mobile edge services

Montreal, Canada, November 7, 2017 Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, today launched a new 100G SYMKLOUD platform with high density compute designed to support high volume virtualized services such as vRAN for mobile edge computing (MEC), network security, and vEPC and vIMS for LTE and future 5G services.

The new SYMKLOUD MS2920 converged infrastructure 100G platform complements the existing SYMKLOUD 1G, 10G, and 20G platforms, and in a 2U — 21-inch short depth enclosure combines both extreme compute density with up to 288 cores with the flexibility to support either legacy networking protocols or software defined networking (SDN) OpenFlow traffic.

As part of a bare metal switching strategy, the MS2920 features two fully managed 100GbE redundant switches that are modular and hot-swappable, and integrated ‘out-of-the-box’ with the Pica8 PICOS™ network operating system (NOS) for traditional networking or SDN deployments.

To take advantage of the new 100G switching capacity, the SYMKLOUD MS2920 supports the MSP8060, a new modular server node featuring two independent low-power 12C or 16C Intel Xeon D-1500 v5 Series processors, each with 128 GB DDR 4 memory and 512 GB M.2 storage. Each switch delivers to each node up to 40 GbE (4x10GbE) data plane traffic and 1GbE control plane traffic per processor.

As the MS2920 can be populated with up to nine MSP8060 nodes, the pooled compute resources adds up to an impressive 288 available physical cores to run any number of dedicated or ‘mix and match’ services run as virtualized network functions (VNFs) across a third-party- or SYMKLOUD-built NFV infrastructure.

“This is an exciting development for our SYMKLOUD portfolio to help operators tackle the challenges of virtualized services, especially when it comes to high-density wireless backhaul,” explains Benoit Robert, VP of Strategy and Marketing, Kontron, Communications Business. “The MS2920 is an excellent example of true platform convergence to maximize service revenue with greater efficiency and agility.”

The complete MS2920 will be on display at the Kontron stand A100 during AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 7 – 9.  To book a dedicated time slot to meet with Kontron, please click here.

The MS2920 100G platform is available now, including the Pica8 PICOS NOS.
Contact Kontron, Communications Business, for pricing.

About Kontron in Communications
Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit http://www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

About Kontron – An S&T Company
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com

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