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.

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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.

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Data Sheet


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

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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“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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