SDxCentral: ARM has the potential to disrupt NFVI market

After years in which Intel has monopolized the data center market, the situation is changing with competition arriving on multiple fronts, according to a new report published by SDxCentral.

The report, entitled 2018 NFV Report Series Part 1: NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and VIM, notes that Intel is finally being squeezed on both the low and high end of the market as vendors are developing server-class ARM SoCs, with systems now beginning to emerge. So, for example, there is a rising wave in NFVI ARM architecture, which has shown increasing momentum, particularly for edge applications.

The author highlighted ARM’s potential to disrupt the NFVI market since its combination of power efficiency, high core count and multiple embedded I/O subsystems make it suitable for virtualized workloads, network applications and edge deployments.

They added the expectation that 2018 would be the year in which the NFVI market would see continued innovation as VMs and containers battle it out as x86 and ARM jostle for relevance and dominance, and as the Edge reveals new requirements for new application workloads and innovative HCI platforms come on to the market.

The report names Telco Systems as one of the key players in the field, explaining that NFVTime, Telco Systems’ open and neutral full NFV service environment, allows telecom service providers and network integrators a smooth launch path to NFV services.

The authors note that with NFVTime service providers can easily provide their customers with multiple managed, on-demand, business services that scale and grow with their needs.

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According to the report, Telco Systems’ NFVTime has the following advantages:

  • Supports both Intel and Arm seamlessly, utilizing the best performance and hardware infrastructure available
  • Distributed environments: supports distributed deployment models and operational environments
  • Any VNF: provides complete agility to select and run any application and use any type of whitebox without limitations or being locked to a single vendor
  • Rapid deployment and short time-to-market: includes all required components essential for deployment


Additional resources

To read the SDxCentral report, click here

To learn more about the NFVTime open uCPE solution and join NFVTime ecosystem, click here

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