ADVA Optical Networking introduces One Network Edge

Via Adva Optical Networking

Nov 7, 2016

ADVA FSP 150 Product Family Provides Customers With Industry’s Most Comprehensive Range of Edge Functions and Devices

With edge devices to suit every edge application, service providers now have one clear choice to simplify their product inventory while scaling to meet new business opportunities.

ADVA Optical Networking today introduced One Network Edge – a unified solution portfolio built upon the most comprehensive range of edge devices available in the industry. Covering service demarcation and performance assurance, virtual network function hosting, security, and synchronization delivery, One Network Edge has been specifically engineered to meet every edge application. This one-stop shop approach will dramatically simplify and unite service providers’ edge networks and help them to rapidly respond to growing demand for high-value communication solutions. Utilizing the ADVA FSP 150 product family, One Network Edge combines a mixture of hardware and software that ensures quick and easy service implementation with low operational impact. One Network Edge will be officially introduced to the industry at MEF16 from November 7 until November 10.

“What we’ve created with One Network Edge is the culmination of decades of research, engineering and development. It’s the ultimate realization of our long-held vision for the edge of the network,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, COO, ADVA Optical Networking. “We’ve always believed that service differentiation and innovation begin at the edge. You only need to look at the development of our FSP 150s or our strategic acquisitions to see this. What we have with One Network Edge marks the beginning of a new era for the network edge. Now, for the first time in our industry, service providers have one vendor to work with, one technology to use and one management platform to operate. One technology for every edge application, for every edge service they can imagine. There can be no overstating what this means. There can be no doubt what we’ve achieved. One Network Edge is the beginning of a transformation.”

ADVA Optical Networking is introducing One Network Edge at a significant point in the development of the network. The growing interest in network functions virtualization, the demand for improved security, the need for synchronization and an increasingly challenging demarcation space, are all placing significant strains on services providers. To successfully address each of these areas, service providers need to manage a complex mix of heterogeneous equipment from multiple vendors. The capital and operating costs here are enormous. One Network Edge immediately simplifies this situation. With edge devices to suit every edge application, service providers now have one clear choice to simplify their product inventory while scaling to meet new business opportunities. Using the rock-solid foundation of the ADVA FSP 150 product family, One Network Edge presents the industry with a new benchmark for edge simplicity, scale and comprehensiveness.

“When we talk to service providers, there’s always one issue, one frustration – the network edge is too fragmented, too complex; it’s limiting their ability to meet customer demands and new business opportunities. This is the genesis of One Network Edge,” commented Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA Optical Networking. “Ultimately, One Network Edge is the next step of the journey for our FSP 150 product family. It’s the evolution of a technology that has continually garnered industry praise and topped analysts’ charts of Ethernet access devices (EADs). Our FSP 150 has the highest installed base of any EAD in the industry. We’ve taken all of this experience, all of this knowledge and created something game changing. One Network Edge offers customers something unique in the industry, something that will help them to take their next steps. It’s all about building one network together.”

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