New Network Virtualization Equipmen Enables Fast Boot-Up Time

Press Release Summary:

  • Features Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™ and Intel® Pentium® processors and offers high-performance network services
  • Supports Network Function Virtualization (NFV), QuWAN SD-WAN and AMIZ Cloud VM Orchestrator platform
  • Provides open platform for developers to submit their own VNF and applications, enabling a software-defined service ecosystem

Original Press Release:

QNAP Launches the QuCPE Series, Supporting Network Function Virtualization, SD-WAN and AMIZ Cloud to Enable a Softwadefined Service Ecosystem

Taipei, Taiwan, November 6, 2020 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today released the QuCPE series Network Virtualization Premise Equipment that supports Network Function Virtualization (NFV), QuWAN SD-WAN and the AMIZ Cloud VM Orchestrator platform to offer efficient deployment and management for agile multi-site IT network infrastructure. The solution achieves Zero Touch Provisioning to greatly simplify large-scale network deployment and reduce IT maintenance requirements. The QuCPE series also provides an open platform for developers to submit their own VNF and applications, enabling a Software-defined Service Ecosystem.

The QuCPE series features Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™ and Intel® Pentium® processors and supports hardware network acceleration technologies such as Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) to provide high-performance network services. With Intel® QAT, the QuCPE series is able to increase the overall performance by 30%, while enhancing data protection capabilities. By installing an SR-IOV compatible PCIe NIC card, the bandwidth resources from a physical network card can be allocated directly to VMs, ensuring reliable VM network efficiency. The QuCPE solution leverages the Converged Edge Reference Architecture (CERA) from Intel® for an optimized service infrastructure that supports vision and inference workloads with OpenVINO as well as 5G and MEC capabilities at the edge with Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS). The easy-to-use interface facilitates large-scale network management and enables fast boot-up to increase service uptime. By supporting Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) optimized for multicore Intel® CPUs, the QuCPE series also boosts packet processing, performance, flexibility and throughput.

“We are delighted to work closely with Intel as we introduce the QuCPE Network Virtualization Premise Equipment series based on Intel technologies to assist enterprises and ISP industries in deploying the modern agile IT infrastructure,” said Teddy Kuo, Chairman of QNAP, continuing “With its Zero Touch Provisioning and software-defined service ecosystem platform, the QuCPE series achieves highly-efficient and secure network virtualization deployment, thus offering a game-changing solution in the new networking era.”

“Deploying a software-defined, agile and scalable infrastructure will allow enterprises to more efficiently consume the rich base of applications and services hosted in the cloud. By using Intel’s edge technology solutions spanning silicon, software, toolkits and reference designs, our partners like QNAP can accelerate development of infrastructure solutions that provide a strong foundation for innovative edge services to drive service innovations across different vertical enterprises.” said Bob Ghaffari, general manager of Intel’s Enterprise Cloud and Networking Division.

Catering to businesses expanding into remote working and multi-site operations, the QuCPE series has assisted in deploying large-scale highly resilient distributed workforce networks. A major US call center operator leveraged QuCPE to successfully enable network services for 9,000 remote operators based all over the world. AMIZ Cloud enables not only the call center systems to be flexibly deployed as virtual machines and accessed from multiple remote locations, but the headquarter-based IT staff can centrally manage all networking devices and remotely troubleshoot issues. The QuCPE series provides reliable service uptime to boost multi-site IT deployment and management efficiency.

Another case demonstrates how virtual network functions (VNF) services can significantly simplify equipment maintenance processes to meet growing business needs. A Hong Kong ISP adopted QuCPE to sell on-demand VNF services to their enterprise clients. By replacing client-based physical network equipment with QuCPEs in their IT rooms, they can connect to core networks to offer VNF services via AMIZ Cloud. With AMIZ Cloud, QuCPE achieves Zero Touch Provisioning to reduce expensive on-site maintenance requirements and enables more IT resource efficiency.

The QuCPE series provides an AMIZ Marketplace, allowing managed service providers, independent software vendors, and business organizations to easily install and update the VNF and apps in the QuCPE series from the cloud. The AMIZ Marketplace features well-rounded licensing and payment services to provide software developers a user-friendly and collaborative ecosystem to foster greater business innovation with QNAP.

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About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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