Lanner, flexiWAN Cross SD-WAN Open Architecture Threshold

May 19, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Open source software offers a universal approach to the network. Open source SD-WAN is finding a place in telecom, as it breaks the chains for the enterprise and service providers from vendor lock-in and opening the door to further virtualization opportunity.

Lanner announced a partnership with flexiWAN that results in the pre-validation of Lanner’s white-box uCPE hardware NCA-1510 for the flexiWAN open source SD-WAN software.

"flexiWAN is known for its open-source SD-WAN software making it ideal for our uCPE white box strategy," said Jeans Tseng, VP and GM of the Telecom Application Business Unit of Lanner. "We teamed up with flexiWAN to present how open-source SD-WAN solutions not only accelerate enterprise and service provider SD-WAN deployments, but offers an alternative solution with a lower cost of ownership and a higher degree of flexibility."

Spotlighting the two central components, the NCA-1510 was built on an open architecture, which delivers comprehensive compatibility, enabling zero-touch provisioning and VNF pre-configuration. With the flexiWAN SD-WAN, service providers or the enterprise gains a platform capable of dynamically loading applications over time and future proof the platform. The freemium business model ensures firms only pay for required software and hardware. MSPs can take the open and modular flexiWAN and mold a solution complimentary to its portfolio.

The digital age offers the promise of opportunity. And, open source solutions are enabling the enterprise and service providers a sandbox to sculpt the future of the network.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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