Adva’s Ensemble connector wins TMC’s NFV Product of the Year award

Created January 25, 2017
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Software-based virtualisation platform recognised in Internet Telephony awards for openness and simplicity.

Adva’s Ensemble Connector has won TMC’s 2016 NFV Product of the Year award. Presented by TMC’s Internet Telephony magazine, the accolade recognizes the value of the connector, claimed to be the industry’s only open, software-based hosting platform for virtual network functions.

The Ensemble Connector enables communication service providers to avoid vendor lock-in and deploy best-in-class software for VNFs. Adva says its network functions virtualisation solutions have already been successfully deployed in a number of CSP networks.

Rich Tehrani, CEO, at TMC, said, “NFV promises to deliver new levels of flexibility, efficiency and agility to service providers. It enables users to react more rapidly to market trends, more effectively meet user demands, and more efficiently deliver new services and applications that will drive new revenue streams.”

The Ensemble Connector runs on any 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet Intel x86-based commercial off-the-shelf platform and, with many deployment options, offers an unprecedented level of control. The connector gives CSPs the opportunity to leverage virtualization, automation and orchestration as tools to create and assure dynamic new services.

It also provides a low-risk NFV platform that delivers multi-Gbit/s performance, while providing low-latency zero-packet-loss data paths. CSPs can determine whether to place the Ensemble Connector at customer premises, at the metro edge, in central offices or Cloud data centres.

Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, at Adva, said, “This award highlights the creativity of everyone in our virtualization solutions division. It underlines how our software-based NFV strategy is continuing to resonate with the industry. With operators like Masergy and DartPoints already using our Ensemble products to provide cost-efficient services, we’re showing that our technology can deliver the promise of NFV.”

For more information on the Ensemble Connector, watch this video.

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.