Based on the Intel Atom C2000 processor, ETX-2v offers different flavors for interfaces, performance, and storage. ETX-2v is a new carrier-grade white box, installed at the customer premises (either at headquarters or in remote branch sites) to support a wide range of business customers and user scenarios, from small offices to large sites, using a variety of bandwidth and processing power options. ETX-2v can be used with RAD’s pluggable modules to fit any access media, while RAD’s vCPE-OS, a carrier-grade operating system for network edge virtualization, optimizes data plane efficiency and integration to third-party orchestrators and SDN controllers.
MARKET SEGMENTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE RAD ETX-2V
The ETX-2v x86-based server hosts virtual functions (VFs) and applications. It uses RAD’s vCPE-OS, which includes standard KVM hypervisor and OpenStack compute node to support third-party applications. RADview D-NFV Orchestrator enables service chain configuration.
When hosting an SD-WAN VNF, ETX-2v reduces networking costs and ensures fast deployment of Business services over any infrastructure.
Service providers can offer self-service portals, as well as application-aware visibility and control.
SMART RAD SFPS
Coupled with RAD’s pluggable smart SFPs (such as MiRIC and MiNID), ETX-2v offers the unique value proposition of a carriergrade whitebox.
Using RAD’s innovative vRIC solution for pluggable MLPPP interfaces, service providers can offer fiber access to their customer base connected to TDM access (E1/T1, E3/T3). The solution comprises an Ethernet over TDM smart SFP and a VNF bonding multiple smart SFPs into a single, logical MLPPP link. Eliminating separate power, cabling and rack space needs, ETX-2v ensures functional consistency across multiple hosting devices.
MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY OF RAD ETX-2v
ETX-2v is supported by the RADview orchestrator as follows:
NMS: topology display, inventory, compute node configuration, zerotouch for initial setup, SW upgrade and scheduled tasks)