09/11/2019 – CASwell, a leading manufacturer of innovative and high-performance SD-WAN/uCPE and Cloud/NFV systems, announces its plan to deliver the CAR-5050 Intel® Select Solution for NFVi Forwarding Platform (NFVi FP) rackmount appliance specifically designed for communication service providers, mobile and network companies looking for optimal balance, high-performance, all-inclusive software-defined networking systems.
The CASwell CAR-5050 is based on two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors like the Intel Xeon Gold 6230N with 20 cores but can also be configured with Intel Xeon Platinum CPUs with up to 28 cores depending on customer’s requirements. Combined with 384 GByte DDR4-2666 main memory, two Intel® SSD DC S4610 with 480 GByte each, and various 25 Gbps Ethernet connections, this system provides both high power and flexibility in a cloud-based environment as it can be used either as a controller node or as a cloud node.
Additionally, the CAR-5050, once verified as an Intel Select Solution for NFVi FP, can be equipped with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory for fast caching and storage plus giving customers higher capacities for the applications they need. Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) can be provided by an Intel QAT adapter 8960 or 8970 to accelerate cryptographic and compression or decompression services.
As an Intel Select Solution for NFVi FP, the CAR-5050 will be a workload-optimized appliance for quick and efficient deployment as its design and performance will already validated and certified not just by CASwell and Intel but by operating system suppliers, too. This assures that customers can get the optimal solution for their applications like 4G and 5G functions or broadband network services without spending much time and effort on evaluating hardware and software options.
The CASwell CAR-5050 as Intel Select Solution for NFVi Forwarding Platform is currently being verified and will be available soon for all communication or cloud service providers, network operators or enterprise infrastructure companies looking for a highly configurable and versatile high-speed networking appliance.
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More information about the CASwell CAR-5050 Intel Select Solution for NFVi Forwarding Platform can be found on the product page.