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Ensemble Activator makes disaggregation truly carrier-grade


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Ensemble Activator is the market’s first true carrier-grade network operating system for bare-metal switches and provides communication service providers (CSPs) unprecedented agility and freedom to choose best-of-breed technology. Specifically designed through the Telecom Infra Project's Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway group to meet the requirements of major global CSPs, Ensemble Activator is optimized for the operation of large, geographically dispersed networks.

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Ensemble Activator makes disaggregation truly carrier-grade

  1. 1. February 2019 Freedom to choose best-in-breed technology for packet networks Ensemble Activator makes disaggregation truly carrier-grade
  2. 2. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.22 … benefit from open source tools developed by global software experts ... leverage standard interfaces and protocols for ease of integration into existing networks … select best-of-breed components from a competitive supplier ecosystem … activate new features in software rather than starting a hardware development Why separate software from hardware? Replace vendor lock-in with freedom of choice Speed and agility Mix and match ServiceabilityOpenness
  3. 3. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.33 Leveraging the innovative power of an open multi-vendor ecosystem Disaggregating high-end routers Speed FPGA, ASIC Merchant silicon Original design manufacturer (ODM) Open ecosystem Flexibility Cost Purpose-build device Proprietary OS IP and MPLS routing protocols High-end edge/core router Network operating system (NOS) Applications, e.g., routing protocols Deep vertical integration
  4. 4. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.44 • Initially optimized for Broadcom carrier-grade DNX family • Supporting ONIE framework for zero touch provisioning • Managed by Ensemble Controller / ADVA Pro-Vision® • Open NMS and SDN integration with NETCONF/YANG • Linux OS and comprehensive set of Linux and open tool security functions Market’s first carrier-optimized network operating system for bare-metal switches Features and requirements Our latest product innovation: Ensemble Activator Merchant siliconCPU Linux Device API Managem. plane Abstraction Ethernet, IP/MPLS CP Control plane Secure NBIs ODM Ensemble Activator
  5. 5. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.55 • Ensemble Activator in TIP Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway project • Providing Ethernet and IP service demarcation over IP and IP/MPLS networks • Synchronization and security • Meeting operational requirements of communication service providers • FSP 150-Z4806 uses merchant silicon and our NOS, Ensemble Activator • Ensemble Activator is initially for Broadcom-DNX-based bare-metal switches • Features optimized for connecting edge data center to access network A star is bornExtending applicability: TIP DCSG Ensemble Activator in TIP DCSG
  6. 6. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.66 Widest portfolio of Ethernet and IP service demarcation and aggregation devices for fixed, mobile and wholesale With Ensemble Connector, ADVA successfully executed the transition from physical to virtual network functions at the edge of the network Based on ADVA’s own NOC, profound expertise in operational requirements for full lifecycle service orchestration Competence with digital transformation Operational competence Networking competence Unique mix of competences sets us apart from DC-centric members of ecosystem NOS excellence building on ... Ensemble Activator Early adaptor of L2 security and innovator with highly accurate network synchronization Feature innovator
  7. 7. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.77 Designed for ADVA NEs and disaggregated white box servers and switches Overview of Ensemble solution suite FCAPS management, abstraction & network control Ensemble Virtualization Director Open NBI Ensemble Controller Open NBI Ensemble Packet Director Ensemble Optical Director Ensemble Sync Director Ensemble management client Ensemble Orchestrator NFV orchestration Synchronization Optical transport Packet network Bare-metal switch Bare-metal server Ensemble Connector Ensemble Activator
  8. 8. © 2019 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.88 Ensemble Activator is first truly carrier-grade network operating system for bare-metal switches Extending market-leading connectivity solution with disaggregated switching Building on excellence in networking, operations and digital transformation Ensemble Activator – the cornerstone of true software-defined networking Summary
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