today announced it has added to its product portfolio with the
introduction of the 65 Virtual Service Edge (65vSE), the industry's
first open Carrier Ethernet platform for virtualization at the service
edge. The 65vSE is the newest member of the Overture 65 product family
and the latest platform enabled with Overture's Ensemble Open Service
Architecture™ (OSA), the industry's first open architecture for
software-defined services at the metro service edge.
The Overture 65vSE combines Carrier Ethernet access with the benefits of
virtualization, openness and software-defined services. A single
platform for both services and network access, the Overture 65vSE allows
for a myriad of virtual network functions to be turned up, turned down,
expanded and removed dynamically so that compute and storage resources
are used only when needed. This technology opens the door for new
on-demand applications that service providers (CSPs) can deploy
instantly at a customer premise to simplify operations and unleash new
"Service providers around the world see NFV as a prime new
software-based method to deploy new services for revenue with a
quickness and flexibility not possible with today's hardware-based
service approaches," stated Michael Howard, principal analyst at
Infonetics Research. "Overture has hit the mark in terms of developing a
hardware product for access networks that includes an open software
platform for deploying services in an NFV environment, opening the door
to software applications developed by a variety of 3rd parties. Service
providers will want to consider the Overture 65vSE as a way to offer a
wider range of newservices much faster, as the NFV approach has the
potential to completely disrupt managed services as we know them."
Overture previously introduced a centralized model for hosting virtual
network functions in datacenters, points of presence, and central
offices. The addition of the 65vSE at the service edge provides another
choice in network architecture that may enable faster time to market for
new service revenue and customer adoption.
There are times when the security, latency, or other requirements of
specific functions dictate optimal placement is on the customer premise,
or service edge. The Overture 65vSE enables a hybrid NFV model whereby
the virtual network functions are placed in the optimal location - the
service edge, a central location, or both.
"Openness directly benefits our customers and positions them for growth
and success. We have combined our Carrier Ethernet expertise with the
first truly open platform for hosting best-of-breed network functions
from third party developers," said Prayson Pate, CTO and senior vice
president of engineering, Overture. "The 65vSE along with the other
components of Ensemble OSA and our Carrier Ethernet portfolio, together
bring the speed and agility benefits of the cloud to the metro service
A carrier-grade platform based on Intel x86 micro-server technology, the
65vSE comes pre-loaded with Overture's state of the art CE2.0 Ethernet
Access Device (EAD) software and is designed to dynamically host
multiple third party VNFs. Additionally, the Overture 65vSE supports
multiple wireline and wireless connections to the WAN, allowing access
to all end customer locations.
Overture will be demonstrating the 65vSE in a virtual managed enterprise
CPE (vE-CPE) application June 17-18 at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event
To learn more about the Overture 65vSE, please visit: http://www.overturenetworks.com/products/overture-65vSE.
For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com
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About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the
metro service edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise
and its new Ensemble Open Service Architecture™ for software-defined
services, network operators and service providers worldwide are
maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing new
revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.
Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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