Kontron and Partners to Showcase Multiple NFV/SDN Enabled Infrastructure Solutions

Kontron, an infrastructure COTS hardware solution provider for telecom and cloud networks, is demonstrating new game-changing NFV- and SDN-enabled reference solutions in collaboration with industry partners during Mobile World Congress at booth 5H19, Hall 5. The goal of each solution demo is to illustrate the need for ecosystem vendors to simplify and accelerate the process and development of Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking deployed by next-generation mobile, fixed and broadcast service providers.

To that end, Kontron has assembled the following key NFV-enabled solutions that solve many of the performance, CAPAX, OPEX and cloud network elasticity issues experienced by CSPs when rolling out key subscriber and enterprise client services.

1. GENBAND: an SBC HD Video Transcoding demo, optimized with Intel MSDK, DPDK.

2. Sandvine, Red Hat: cloud business services that offer SMEs capability to better view, control and protect their corporate networks.

3. Vantrix: software-defined High Density Media Processing demo for live VOD OTT transcoding and delivery

4. Kontron: IoT Infrastructure showcase - from Sensor to Gateway to Cloud

5. Kontron SYMLAB: PaaS Evaluation Environment for ISVs to test, benchmark and develop


Hardware for each NFV/SDN reference solution is based on the SYMKLOUD Series (MS2900, MS2910) of converged modular servers. These compact and massively scalable 2U platforms are designed with nine high-density Intel based modular servers each with dedicated storage and memory. One example configuration includes up to 18 Intel Core i7- 4860EQ GT3e Iris Pro processors, ideal for video transcoding on the GPU, which leaves the CPU open to handle other concurrent applications/VNFs. Included are two redundant 1GbE or 10GbE modular (hot-swappable) switches, the latter supporting OpenFlow 1.3 for SDN deployments.

Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, an ecosystem member of the AlcatelLucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program. To arrange a briefing at the booth, please contact Martin Farjah at 0049 (531) 387 33 22 or email m.farjah@profil-marketing.com

About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-costof-ownership and an improved overall application with leading edge, highly reliable embedded technology. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

http://www.kontron.com/ http://www.symkloud.com

About Kontron in Communications

Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.

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