Adax, an industry leader in packet-processing and network infrastructure, has announced a partnership with 321 Action to provide high performance data processing in virtual cores for network operators deploying LTE.
321 Action provides Cloud Virtual Packet Core (cVPC), a cloud infrastructure service for virtualisation of the LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC). The solution provides full control plane and data plane separation to simplify information flow, with 321 Action hosting the control plane in its cloud network.
This enables a high level of performance and flexibility for mobile network operators of all sizes. Smaller operators avoid expensive hardware investment and larger operators benefit from a single point of control plane management.
The company has integrated Adax’s PKT2-PCIe board into its EPC data plane to provide low-cost, high-performance data processing for the network, greatly boosting the capabilities of the cVPC solution by taking the strain of the processing off of the network.
The PKT2-PCIe includes the Cavium OCTEON II 6645 Processor with 10 cores at 1.1 GHz, to provide front-end intelligent processing for traffic and bandwidth management, QoS and security on all LTE wireless applications. This delivers a high-performance, carrier-grade transport from the edge to core networks.
Robin Kent, director of European operations at Adax, commented: “Core virtualisation provides a fantastic opportunity for network operators to expand their LTE offerings without too much expense and complexity. However, this also means a huge amount of data must be processed, which is where we play a key role.
“321 Action’s cVPC service is centred on providing a reliable, high quality service at a much lower cost for operators than traditional hardware infrastructure. As a result our high performance, low-cost boards are an excellent fit for them.”
Nurbol Meirmanov, founder of 321 Action, commented: “Adax’s PKT2-PCIe boards have played a vital role in enabling us to provide such a flexible solution to network operators. Not only is the board itself easy to deploy, Adax has also been extremely supportive to work with. We look forward to growing our partnership as we continue to expand our offering.”
321Action will be demonstrating the solution at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 24-27 February 2014.