It's all about choice
Our award-winning Ensemble Connector is a highly scalable, high-performance virtualization platform for hosting multi-vendor VNFs. It enables pure-play virtualization: open software running on open commercial off-the-shelf servers. This eliminates vendor lock-in so that service providers are free to mix and match best-of-breed software and hardware. Pure-play virtualization means total choice – choice of software, hardware and where to locate functionality to best suit the business needs of the provider.
A powerful combination
Ensemble Connector is now a verified software component of Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE, giving businesses an optimized and integrated platform for rapid deployment.
Deploy a scalable, resilient cloud at the network edge
CSPs and enterprises need the low latency, standalone resiliency and data sovereignty of hosting workloads at the customer premises on the network edge. With Ensemble Connector, you can use Ensemble Cloudlet to deliver flexible local cloud control and redundant management access to each node. Compared to a centralized hyper-scale cloud, Ensemble Cloudlet can reduce backhauling costs, ensure low latency and manage security and privacy to meet data sovereignty.
Ensemble Connector operates on any Intel® -based white box and supports a variety of high-performance ADVA hardware platforms including the FSP 150 ProVM family and XG304u.
Deployment and connectivity
Service providers have the freedom to choose deployment models with our Ensemble Connector: at the edge, central office or cloud data center. It provides networking connectivity through Layers 2, 3 and 4, including a variety of tunneling and security options over any managed or unmanaged intermediate network. Our Ensemble Connector enables cost-effective NFV deployments on a wide variety of hosting platforms. With Ensemble Connector, service providers can take advantage of the benefits of uCPE: agile, automated delivery of multi-vendor software services.
Delivering more than Open vSwitch
Ensemble Connector provides higher performance and more networking features than Open vSwitch, while maintaining compatibility with standard virtual network functions (VNFs).
Ensemble SmartWAN for high-performance networking
Secure networking is critical to deploying enterprise applications, whether at the edge or in the cloud. Adtran’s SmartWAN provides that secure connectivity with an efficient, simple, and cost-effective alternative to today’s router appliances. SmartWAN provides a cloud-native and future-proof platform for innovation that runs on COTS servers and enables your communications strategy. With SmartWAN, you can build private networks that provide secure access using IPsec tunnels – all managed by a simple controller that speeds deployment.
Zero touch deployments
Ensemble Connector support zero touch features that enable a white box server to be shipped directly to a customer for simple and fast service activation.
New tools for service automation
Our SaaS MANO service delivery model simplifies and accelerates virtual service deployments. That means faster time to market and revenue. It also provides you with a risk-free approach to deploying services before making significant investments in uCPE infrastructure.