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Volta is pleased to sponsor this new White Paper from Mobile World Live. The new whitepaper, The Future is Virtual, explains why for routing in 5G transport networks, virtualization will be the key to success. It discusses the critical role that virtualization plays in 5G delivery, and how routing needs to (and can) elevate its virtualization capabilities. It also covers how software and the cloud will play a critical role in deploying 5G services – at scale, and in an economical manner.


This deep dive on routing in 5G transport networks explores eight important drivers and trends that will shape how 5G transport networks will be built. Download it to find out what these eight trends are and the roadmap to building a high-capacity 5G transport network.


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White Papers

White Paper: Rethink Routing

We are taking the control plane and putting it into the cloud. This is the perfect complement to commercially available low cost, high-performance white box switches. This is made possible by the Volta Elastic Virtual Routing Engine running any private, public or hybrid cloud.

With our full-featured control plane running in the cloud, customers can start small and build large networking infrastructures that provide unparalleled levels of flexibility and scalability at a fraction of the cost of conventional chassis-bound routers.

To get the details, get our white paper. Available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

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Edge Computing White Paper

Gartner predicts that “edge computing will become a dominant factor across virtually all industries and use cases as the edge becomes empowered with more sophisticated and specialized compute resources and more data storage.”

Network operators are ideally suited to leverage the opportunity of providing edge computing services. While edge computing is closely linked to 5G, we are already seeing data center operators and colocation providers expanding their footprint today to address the edge opportunity.

Learn how edge computing, 5G, and routing work synergistically to create new opportunities in Synergies and Opportunities: Edge Computing, 5G and Routing.

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Rethinking TCO

Service providers spend billions each year on routers and switches. IP is taking over the network as the traffic continues to grow at extraordinary rates. One of the reasons for the dominance of IP is its lower cost than other technologies. Service providers are actively looking for ways to reduce costs while also making investments to drive new sources of revenue.

As network functions virtualize, network operators have an opportunity to use router virtualization to reduce costs and enable new services.

To get the details, get our white paper. Available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

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Videos

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Volta’s Sales CTO Jose Miguel Pulido discusses the role of the cloud in new service provider networks.
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Data Sheet

Reports

Volta Named an IDC Innovator for Disaggregated Routing Platforms

“Volta has rethought SP routing, with the goal of reducing costs while delivering scalable routing capabilities. Volta offers a cloud-native, cloud-hosted disaggregated control plane, which manages on-premise commodity switches to provide significantly lower capex and the ability to manage multiple virtual router instances on commodity hardware, improving operational agility and flexibility.”

 

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Application Notes

Cell Site Gateway Router

Cell Site Gateway Router Application Note Carriers have focused on an open networking approach using a Cell Site Gateway (CSG) router which provides an ideal solution to 5G cell site challenges. Read the application note to learn how Volta’s approach delivers not only carrier-grade routing capabilities but also the flexibility, reliability and cost efficiencies that MNOs need.

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Peering Router

As networks have become IP centric and services may depend on a number of providers, the ability to ensure the reliable interconnection of these networks is critical. Peering describes the interconnection of IP networks separate from the underlying business model. Peering capabilities may be a service providers’ core business or it may be needed to run their businesses. IP peering has become increasingly critical as network traffic volumes continue to explode, technologies like 5G and IoT emerge, and interconnected business ecosystems grow because of digital transformation.

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Provider Edge Router

Using Volta as a PE Router leverages the cloud, advances in switching ASICs and other next-gen technologies appropriate for today’s market and customers’ contemporary needs.  Best of all, it delivers these benefits without performance issues, and at costs up to 90% lower than the legacy alternative.

This simplifies the service edge which enables faster service delivery and more robust solutions for the customers while reducing CAPEX and OPEX.  Volta’s solution is fully standards-based which ensures interoperability with legacy routers. This allows providers to gradually add white box switches.

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Webinar Replays

 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

5G iconVirtualization and the cloud have redefined computing and are key elements in the transformation of the service edge. 5G deployment is driving changes in the service edge, ushering in dramatically more cell sites and delivering 10 times or more bandwidth per user. 5G also enables a broad range of new applications from IoT to smart cities to manufacturing over an increasingly converged network.

Join Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading, and Volta as we look at the emerging application requirements and how the network and infrastructure can be implemented to support them. We will use MEC as a use case and consider the role of traditional cloud vendors and how that will impact MNOs. Finally, we look at the options to virtualize network functions and their impact on performance and cost.

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Watch it now on demand to find out how operators can transform their transport networks to succeed in the 5G era. Hosted by Omdia featuring Richard Webb, Director, Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology, Omdia.

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See what IHS, Volta, and Fujitsu had to say

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On December 10, Heidi Adams from IHS lead a discussion of the evolving service edge as service providers gear up for 5G. 5G brings the promise of ultra-broadband speeds, ultra-reliable low-latency services, and the ability to support massively scaled communications for a wide range of IoT devices and applications. These services will place new demands on the underlying IP transport infrastructure. In response, new solutions – such as virtual routers – are emerging to enable higher-capacity, flexible and more efficient IP networks for mobile xHaul applications. Watch this webinar to learn how cloud-native virtualized routers can play a leading role in meeting 5G transport requirements.

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Webinar: Exposing the cost trade-offs of Cloud Native NFV

For NFV, the long view of operators is to move as many network functions as possible that currently reside in purpose-built hardware to software that operates in a “cloud” environment on commercial servers. The goals are to enable service agility, innovation, and differentiation on the way to automation of customer experience and network operations. This webinar covers operator plans and deployments, next-gen network service assurance needs, field experiments, cost trade-offs, and lessons learned from leading field trials.

Join Michael Howard, Technology Fellow and Advisor, Carrier Networks, IHS Markit, Hugh Kelly, Vice President of Marketing, Volta Networks and Richard Piasentin, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Accedian.

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Available on Demand Featuring Lee Doyle of Doyle Research

Routing is evolving to meet the new needs of service providers as they rearchitect their networks. Routers must now support the ongoing demand for more bandwidth and faster pipes while addressing the changes needed for cloud computing, 4G virtualization, and 5G migration. Virtual routers are gaining significant interest as a way to drive costs down while improving agility. However, there are a number of different approaches to virtualizing the router.

In this webinar, we will look at different implementations of router virtualization including NFV and their implications for hardware, TCO and operations. We will review several case studies including RAN sharing, Virtual CE routers and Universal CPE (uCPE).

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“Routing Requirements for the New Provider Edge”

Light Reading logoCloud-based applications and increasing traffic at the provider edge are driving major network changes that will require a significant investment from service providers Crosshaul, C-RAN, NFV and 5G mean major investments as well as new service opportunities from edge computing to network slicing for IoT, video at the edge and connected cars. These trends are dramatically changing the volume and nature of traffic on provider networks and creating a new mandate to route traffic as close to the edge as possible.

Roz Roseboro, Heavy Reading’s Principal Analyst for Cloud Infrastructure & Management and Volta’s VP of Marketing, Hugh Kelly, examined these trends and how provider networks will have to evolve to accommodate them. Should providers continue to invest in legacy routers? Is routing suited to NFV? How can routers be virtualized to meet the changing traffic patterns, economic realities and needed scale of the new provider edge?

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