Volta Networks, which produces cloud-native routing software for open platforms, says it has partnered with Delta Electronics to enable the company’s Volta Elastic Virtual Routing Engine (VEVRE) platform to run on Delta's open networking switches. The collaboration includes Delta’s AGCV208S switch, which the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has selected for Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) trials (see "TIM Brazil, Vodafone announce suppliers for TIP Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway trials").
VEVRE separates the control and data planes and leverages the cloud and open networking switches to reduce costs, says Volta. The control plane can run on any public, private, or hybrid cloud, the company asserts. The VEVRE platform hosts Virtual Route Processors (VRPs) that are unique to a specific customer, application, or service; they are assigned to a set of physical or logical ports on open switches running Volta's vAgent software. Volta says the use of VEVRE can reduce total cost of ownership by 90% compared to legacy routers. The platform can support up to 255 virtual routers per switch as well as support industry-standard routing protocols and carrier automation. Delta, meanwhile, offers open network switches based on Broadcom's DNX and XGS ASIC series. The AGCV208S is based on the Qumran AX ASIC.
"Delta is dedicated to the open networking community and developing technologies that accelerate developments in CSP applications on a global basis," said Jeff Chen, general manager of the Delta Network Infrastructures Business Unit at Delta. "Partnering with Volta Networks to run their cloud-native virtual routing software on our open network switches will give network operators a way to quickly and cost-effectively deploy cloud-based routing in order to deliver a new generation of mobile- and network-based applications."
"Delta is a global leader in open networking and has worked closely with us to ensure close interoperability and integration of our virtual routing software with their switches," said Dean Bogdanovic, founder and CEO of Volta Networks. "Our work together shows the commitment of both companies to delivering new technology choices for network operators, including evolving network design options and business models."
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