PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions, for service providers, critical infrastructures, and data center operators, announced today that it will showcase new Neptune™ packet capabilities at MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress in Paris this week, March 20-24, 2017. These capabilities are particularly important to the future evolution of Metro networks.
Jimmy Mizrahi, EVP of Global Portfolio, said, "The growth of traffic in the Metro already outpaces that of the network core. Businesses are moving from legacy services to Gigabit Ethernet, 10GE and beyond. Long term Metro solutions will require additional agility to keep up with the tidal wave of data, as 100GE interfaces permeate the Metro Edge. To support this evolution, Metro Edge networks will require a refresh in order to provide more intelligent, open aggregation of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services."
Mr. Mizrachi continued, "ECI's Neptune family of packet solutions enable service providers to meet these evolving service needs. The Neptune (NPT) 1800 provides 100GE to the service edge with all the layer 3 capabilities required to efficiently support L2 and L3 services. An embedded NFVI blade gives service providers the agility to rapidly support new services and capabilities such as vSR, firewalls etc. In total, the Neptune portfolio has been architected to scale efficiently with in-service expansion units and an optical extension shelf is available where OTN and ROADM are required."
ECI demonstrated Neptune's capabilities successfully in the Interoperability Showcase organized by EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Interoperability is in line with ECI's ELASTIC Network Strategy which seeks to provide open, vendor agnostic and secure tailored solutions, which are flexible enough to adapt as needs change.
Every year, vendors meet at the interoperability showcase to participate in a variety of tests and schemes dedicated to attest to the interoperability of networking solutions. This year ECI participated in tests that best highlighted this openness and interoperability, namely the Remote Loop Free Alternative Fast Reroute (LFA FRR) test and device configuration via NETCONF/YANG.
ECI's solutions will be displayed at EANTC's interoperability showcase during MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress in Paris. ECI experts will be on hand at booths 211/212 to further explain about ECI's packet solutions for the metro and beyond. ECI's Jonathan Homa, Sr. Director of Portfolio Marketing will be speaking about ""Orchestrating Security Services in a vCPE Architecture" on March 23rd, and Sarit Tager, VP R&D SDN, LSO & APPS will be speaking on "MEF's Open Initiative: From Specification to Implementation" at the MEF seminar held on March 21st.
ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today while being flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow. For more information, visit us at http://www.ecitele.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.com.
Marjie Hadad - MH Communications
On behalf of ECI