Edge Service Engine MEC Platform
NOVIFLOW AND LANNER LAUNCH AN HTCA MEC PLATFORM THAT CAN DYNAMICALLY AND
ECONOMICALLY SCALE THE NETWORK EDGE INTO THE MULTI-TERABIT RANGE
The Edge Service Engine MEC solution combines NoviFlow’s NoviMapper software suite with Lanner’s HTCA chassis, delivering an integrated services platform for the telco edge. It enables the deployment of critical security and networking infrastructure close to users, delivering latency-critical services in an economical and easy to manage environment. Edge Service Engine MEC Platform includes a scalable compute environment with over 300 cores in a 6U chassis, ideal for hosting virtual telco infrastructure services including security applications, networking functionality, dynamic load balancing, service chaining, operational analytics, local orchestration, and routing services. Edge Service Engine MEC Platform also reduces network deployment and support costs, and accelerates service velocity via a pre-integrated environment that is ready to deploy at scale across many edge POPs.
NoviFlow’s Edge Service Engine leverages Intel Tofino 3.2 Tbps switch fabrics to drive both the performance and rich set of services needed to deliver data plane traffic to a chain of virtualized appliances.
MAIN FEATURES OF EDGE SERVICE ENGINE MEC PLATFORM
The Edge Service Engine empowers network providers to fully leverage the network/cloud edge as an intelligent resource that can pre-process traffic in order to both optimize information flows throughout the network, and make the best possible utilization of all network resources, thus reducing hardware costs, operating expenditures and even energy utilization.
Stateless load balancing at line-rate with multiple groups in the chassis. This allows you to create several logical load balancers for each application running on the edge.
Create rules to select all traffic or a subset of your traffic and steer the packets to specific tools running on the MEC platform.
SRv6 Service Chaining
The Edge Service Engine can provide service chaining for SRv6 networks and even proxy for virtual appliances that are not SRv6 aware.
Using In-band Network Telemetry (INT), the Edge Service Engine can precisely measure and report traffic latency and throughput for applications running on the server processors.
Edge Service Engine offers packet brokering and telemetry acquisition functions without requiring the use of physical taps to duplicate packets on the main network and transmit them to monitoring and analytics networks.
Enter filter rules to drop traffic before it hits your tool farm. Ideal for threat mitigation or to stop traffic from overrunning your tools.
With NoviAnalytics, we collect operational data from multiple levels of the chassis, including hardware, network, storage and Host Operating Systems. This information is visualized to give you instant access to the health of your platform and forensics in the event an error occurs.
EDGE SERVICE ENGINE MEC PLATFORM BUILDING BLOCKS
Provides all services at the network layer, including a rich set of packet delivery tools all integrated into a single application. NoviMapper software can be hosted as a container on top of the virtualization engine.
NoviAnalytics collects health and log information by polling hundreds of sensors within the Lanner HTCA platform and events from the Host OS. This information is stored in a Time Series database and visualized so that you can remotely check the health of the platform. Quickly see the overall health of all subsystems with our “Green to Go” dashboard and drill down if events are detected.
VIM and Orchestration
Carriers and SIs can either roll their own virtualization technology, or NoviFlow can preload RedHat OpenShift to provide the infrastructure to deploy and manage both virtual machines and containers.
Optimized for simple, scalable, and secure services at the network edge, the Lanner HybridTCA™ Series is the white-box MEC hardware platform that aggregates up to (12) 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, (2) high-speed P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino switching ASICs, and massive storage with support for precision time protocol (PTP), as an all-in-one modular appliance.
|Edge Service Engine MEC Platform – load balancer, packet broker, traffic steering, SRv6 Service Chaining||Ease the migration to virtual by using Edge Service Engine, a set of packet delivery tools in a single, integrated appliance|
|In band Network Telemetry (INT)||Measure the latency and bandwidth at the virtual appliance level to determine performance|
|6 Server Blades||Scale as you go. Using the Edge Service Engine you can add more performance to any application by running multiple instances and let the Edge Service Engine load balance across virtual appliances or server blades|
|336 x86 Xeon Platinum Cores in 6U||Save space while virtualizing. The high core count ensures that there is enough horsepower for the most demanding data plane applications|
|Integrated Compute, Network and Storage||You only need to worry about connecting the box to the network, all of the necessary components to run are integrated into a single platform. No need to cable the servers|
|4x 100Gbps to each Blade Server||Architected for data plane applications and performance, each NUMA node on the server blade has a redundant 100Gbps connection to each Edge Service Engine switch. This increases performance by targeting the traffic at the NUMA node the application is running on.|