Ericsson Virtual Router

    Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a foundation for innovation in almost all segments and functions of the network, e.g., Routing, Evolved Packet Core, IMS, Subscriber Management, Network Management, and appliances such as Firewall and Deep Packet Inspection. It enables service providers to speed up new service introduction at a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

    Virtual IP Routing including edge routing is an ideal target for function virtualization. Three main factors make Virtual IP Routing attractive to fixed and mobile operators and service providers:

    • Speed
      Faster time to revenue, by utilizing rapid/elastic deployment of network resources and services and service provisioning automation – reducing deployment time from “months” to “days” or even “hours”.
    • Innovation
      New revenue streams such assoftware services, e.g. routing as a service. NFV enables service providers to innovate in new vertical services for different segments such as Internet of Things, Enterprise, MVNOs, and distributed mobile broadband.
    • Efficiency
      Lower OpEx as the result of managing a multi-vendor based network via standard network management interfaces. Lower OpEx is achieved through e.g. lower complexity and less human-based errors. Lower CapEx by utilizing common platforms across multiple functions and multiple vendors.

    Ericsson Virtual Router is a carrier-grade, high performance system that offers service and infrastructure deployment agility to operators. Ericsson Virtual Router is designed for flexible deployments, including:

    • Throughout the IP network
    • Within next-generation data centers
    • As part of NFV (Network Function Virtualization) architectures

    It is the first truly modular virtual router designed around a cloud-based architecture. Ericsson Virtual Router runs on Intel x86 based servers, which enables operators to choose their hardware platform and deploy a variety of virtualized applications. Its modular architecture enables it to seamlessly scale out beyond the limitations of a single x86 socket or server. It has been designed to deliver industry leading scale and resiliency for critical carrier applications.

    Ericsson Virtual Router has been built from the ground up for the cloud and NFV era. Conceived and designed to increase velocity to virtualization, Ericsson Virtual Router represents a fundamental rethinking around how virtual network functions will be deployed in next-generation networks and data centers.

    Ericsson Virtual Router is easy to deploy and integrate into existing networks. It is managed by a common management framework, shared with the broader Ericsson’s router portfolio.

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