CloudMetro™ 100

10GE Carrier Grade SDN & D-NFV Platform

CloudMetro 100 is the first 10GE platform for virtualized IT services at the network edge.

CloudMetro 100 is the latest product in Telco Systems’ software defined networking (SDN) and distributed network Functions virtualization (D-NFV) Open Metro Edge (OME) solution, offering a carrier-grade platform that enables service providers to transform their networks from mere transport to full IT-enabled networks – highly orchestrated, agile and virtualized. 

CloudMetro 100 supports D-NFV, enabling telecom network operators to run TelcoApps™ virtualized network functions (VNFs) to provide multi-services in addition to connectivity services.
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The CloudMetro 100, the first 10GE Carrier Grade SDN and distributed NFV platform, offers a new approach to service provider networks. By harnessing cutting-edge technologies, like SDN and D-NFV, CloudMetro 100 enables service providers to turn their networks from transport networks into IT-aware networks.

This new approach of transforming the network into a dynamic, highly orchestrated, agile and virtualized network enables service providers to increase their service offering and roll out new services within a very short time frame.

By virtualizing and running different networking functions as software at the edge of the network, service providers can deploy and offer new services without any truck rolls, minimizing the operational expenditure (OPEX) and capital expenditure (CAPEX) involved, and significantly reducing the complexity of new service introduction. By offering multiple IT services within close proximity to customers, service providers can start offering different virtualized IT services, and differentiate themselves from over the top (OTT) cloud service providers.

In order to enable this technology (called “Differentiated NFV” by the ETSI NFV work group) CloudMetro 100 was designed with a virtualized network function (VNF) hosting CPU, and extensive virtualization capabilities support.  

Distributed NFV hosting platform
CloudMetro 100 was designed as an innovative distributed NFV platform, utilizing an Intel X86 architecture processor, including Intel’s virtualization technology (VT-X) support, to host different VNFs, running as TelcoApps, and provide different networking functionalities in a distributed manner. 

The hosting CPU runs telco virtualization engine (TVE), an infrastructure layer that enables VNF life cycle management as well as easy VNF and service attachment. The TVE layer is also responsible for performing service chaining, in order to enable service providers to handle each flow differently, with the flexibility needed to cope with future network needs. 

Carrier grade CE2.0/SDN support
CloudMetro 100 is a state-of-the-art, carrier grade platform that can bridge the gap between Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) networks and future SDN networks, and an innovative distributed NFV platform. Powered by merchant ASIC, CloudMetro 100 offers 10GE line rate connectivity while running a comprehensive control plane, in either distributed or central manner.

CloudMetro 100 offers service providers flexibility in their choice of transport technologies by supporting multiple transport technologies such as .1Q, Q-in-Q, IP/MPLS and OpenFlow as the emerging SDN data plane technology. 

Next Generation Management Support
CloudMetro 100 offers next generation management support, including, NETCONF and YANG support. By implementing these modern management models CloudMetro 100 offers a high level of management flexibility, support in configuration commitment and rollout, and much more efficient management. Since NETCONF and YANG use XML file format, they are well-suited for process automation, and can shorten the network management system (NMS) and operations support systems (OSS) integration cycle.    

Advanced Hardware-based OAM support
CloudMetro 100 is embedded with a comprehensive set of operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) and service level agreement (SLA) monitoring and testing tools, which utilize the hardware engines on Telco Systems’ devices, as well as software processes, to provide real-time, accurate OAM capabilities. These capabilities include network measurements and service turn-up testing and verification, designed to reduce truck rolls and shorten time for activation and management. 

CloudMetro 100 supports a wide range of standards, including link level EFM industry standards like IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) protocols and ITU-T Y.1731 loss and delay measurement, as well as Y.1731 SLM for E-LAN testing, and RFC2544 and Y.1564 for service activation testing.  
  • Multi-functional carrier grade Distributed NFV platform
  • High density 3x10GE + 12x1GE ports
  • Powerful Intel X86 processor for VNF hosting 
  • Carrier Ethernet, MPLS (VPWS, VPLS and HVPLS) and OpenFlow transport technologies supported 
  • Wire speed non-blocking switching capacity 
  • Supports a large number of services using HQoS 
  • Multiple resiliency mechanisms
  • Extensive, field-proven service OAM and SLA monitoring and assurance 
  • Comprehensive VNF hosting and virtualization infrastructure 
  • Time synchronization (SyncE and IEEE 1588v2) 
  • MEF, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliance for multi-vendor interoperability
Hardware Characteristics3 x 1000FX/10000BaseX SFP+ ports
8 x 100FX/1000BaseX SFP ports
4 x copper 10/100/1000BaseT ports
Non-blocking 52Gbps FD platform
AC and wide range DC power supplies 
Distributed NFVIntel Core i7-3517UE 64 bit dual core 1.7 GHz
1TB Disk
Services  All MEF services, IEEE 802.1Q bridging, IEEE 802.1ad QinQ (TLS), MPLS L2VPN - VPWS , VPLS, H-VPLS, Dynamic routing and signaling utilizing OSPF, ISIS, RSVP-TE and T-LDP for path computation and signaling, Virtual OSPF support, OpenFlow 1.3.1 
Timing ResiliencySyncE, IEEE 1588v2 PTP
Sub-50ms ITU-T G.8031 EPS, ITU-T G.8032v2 R-APS and MSTP Fast Ring
Sub-50ms RSVP-TE FRR, H-VPLS dual home, secondary LSP
xSTP, Resilient Link, LAG (static/IEEE 802.3ad LACP) 
Quality of ServicePer port/EVC/flow single/dual rate limiting, hierarchical rate limit per EVC
Hierarchical QoS – Multi-level SP, WRR and hybrid frames scheduling, CoS marking and mapping per EVC, IPv6 data path support WRED, flow control for congestion handling 
Multicast ManagementIGMP snooping v1/v2, IGMP Proxy, Multicast VLAN registration (MVR) 
OAMHardware-based IEEE 802.3ah EFM, IEEE 802.1ag CFM, OAM over VPLS (OAMoVPLS) 
Testing & MonitoringHardware-based ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC2544 Test Head and service performance analyzer
ITU-T Y.1731 PM. SM and SLM
Per-port/EVC/VLAN/COS, hardware-based flexible MAC-based loopbacks* 
ManagementConsole, Telnet, SSHv2, Radius, TACACS+, SNMP v1/2/3, xFTP, NTP, DNS resolver, SD card, DHCP client and Zero-Touch provisioning 
SecurityACLs, RADIUS, SSHv2, SNMPv3, SFTP, port security, broadcast storm prevention, secured access, IS-IS authentication 
General SpecificationsDimensions:
(H) 1RU 1.75” (44 mm)
(W) 19” (482mm)
(D) 9.25” (235 mm)
Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32˚F to 122˚F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Input power: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz -24VDC to -72VDC 
Regulatory ComplianceSafety: NRTL certified: C-UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 950, EN/IEC 60950, TUV/GS (EN60950),CB, EN 60825-1/2
EMC: CE Mark: EN50081-1: EN55022 Class A, EN60555-2/3; North America: FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A; ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A (Canada);
Japan: VCCI Class A; Australia/NZ: CISPR 22 Class A
Immunity: EN50082-1, EN/IEC 61000-4-2/3/4/6/11
RoHS Compliance 

  • Edge Distributed NFV hosting platform
  • SDN / Carrier Ethernet network evolution
  • Virtualized IT-enabled Business Services 
  • Advanced automatic traffic engineered (TE) networks
  • Next Generation Mobile backhaul and mobile backhaul (wholesale)
  • Small cell mobile backhaul mini aggregator
  • Pre-aggregation device with advanced security separation 
Data Sheets
CloudMetro100 Data sheet
A4 PDF (450.07 KB) • Letter PDF (461.98 KB) • updated: 2015-11-18