Kontron launches new line of enterprise network appliances for CSPs to deliver vCPE managed services

Montreal, Canada, June 12, 2017 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, announced today the introduction of its Kontron SYMKLOUD customer premise equipment (vCPE) platforms for virtualized services. Ranging in size, functionalities, and architectures, these new devices will give communication service provider (CSPs) the means to deploy best-of-breed cloud-to-edge virtualized managed solutions across their network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure.

This complements — and is symbiotically tied to — the recently released Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform for CSPs to rapidly build OpenStack environments for NFVi-built services. Kontron will illustrate the effectiveness of both Kontron SYMKLOUD product lines as part of an end-to-end vCPE NFVi demonstration during Mobile World Congress – February 27 to March 2, 2017 – in Barcelona, Stand 5H, Hall 5.

Communication service providers (CSPs) who seek out flexible vCPE solutions based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware can start with the Kontron SYMKLOUD AP-100 appliance, an Intel Atom®-based network device that can support any number of business client services. The very compact AP-100 is designed with six GbE LAN ports, support for QuickAssist Crypto Acceleration, an expansion slot for WiFi or LTE interface, and is customizable for service provider branding.

Featured in the live end-to-end vCPE MWC demonstration, the AP-100 is integrated with the Brocade® vRouter for advanced virtual routing (vRouter) of live video consumption which is being managed in the ‘carrier cloud’ by the Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform. Running on top are two concurrent 3rd party VNFs — the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), or vLB, which directs traffic to the Fortinet FortiGate (NGFW), or vFW, to block access to the video usage.

“This is only the start of our CPE strategy as more devices with more options will become available to meet the distinctive requirements of CSPs,” said Antoine Sirois, Director, Product Management, Kontron, Communications, Business. “Whether CSPs desire to implement full cloud solutions or various hybrid on-premise models, we expect to cater to both requirements.”

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 http://www.kontron.com/communications.


Kontron showed live Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack use cases during MWC 2017, February 27 – March 2, 2017| Barcelona, Spain
Booth 5H41 | Hall 5 | Centre Aisle

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: http://www.kontron.com.

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