Lod, Israel – Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), a leading supplier of data processing technology on programmable logic for high-end Carrier Ethernet applications and data processing offload, announced today that its low cost FPGA-based telco edge cloud platform has been selected by Shenzhen TiCOMM, a Chinese SD-WAN solution provider.
The innovative platform will be used as a combined Network Interface Device (NID) and SD-WAN gateway solution. The system-on-chip (SoC), featuring both an array of powerful ARM CPUs and an FPGA in a single, low-cost programmable platform, will be equipped with 10G interfaces, Carrier Ethernet functions, IPSec, and ARM processors for SD-WAN software. The platform can be packaged as a standalone device or can be installed as a SmartNIC on any standard server. The solution supports 10G IPSec and 20G Carrier Ethernet switching and routing throughput.
The solution will be jointly showcased by Ethernity and TiCOMM at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona between the 26th of February and the 1st of March 2018 at Hall 2 stand 2K63.
“Ethernity’s NIC-in-NID, powered by Ethernity’s ENET flow processing technology, is a natural match with TiCOMM’s SD-WAN solution architecture,” said Mr. Liu Yu, CEO of Shenzhen TiCOMM. “The performance and features fit the requirements of SD-WAN very well. Ethernity’s NIC-in-NID reduces the time-to-market of TiCOMM’s solution and improves our cost efficiency as well. It’s a very powerful solution enabler for TiCOMM.”
TiCOMM’s SD-WAN solution reduces WAN expenditures, improves the quality of interconnections, and extends coverage scope with a secure, simple, fast service. It provides a real-time view of the network, dynamic optimal path selection, and an intuitive OAM management interface. By using Ethernity’s FPGA- and ARM-based platform, TiCOMM will benefit from a low-cost, high-capacity, yet fully programmable solution compared to x86 servers, resulting in higher throughput and lower expenses. Nonetheless, the platform is still able to connect to external servers to access even greater computing resources through the embedded NIC function.