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Lanner Launches Open, Scalable, and Programmable Edge Solution for Enterprise 5G

By Ken Briodagh

In a recent release, Lanner Electronics, a global leading manufacturer of advanced network appliances announced the release of a new Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) platform. Developed in collaboration with Barefoot Networks, an Intel company, NoviFlow, and Fortinet, the platform reportedly integrates Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based compute nodes, Barefoot Tofino P4-programmable Ethernet switch silicon, Fortinet's Fortigate VNF, and NoviFlow's CyberMapper programmable networking software. By deploying network-based capabilities in edge infrastructure to secure applications and data, the next-gen MEC solution will be able to simplify network architecture, accelerate application deployment, eliminate cabling complexity, and enable zero-touch provisioning of network edge infrastructure, the companies said.

“Disaggregation and Software Defined Networking require strong collaboration in a multi-vendor environment in order to make it a valuable deployment with flexibility and scalability,” said Jeans Tseng, VP and GM, Lanner Telecom Application BU. “This MEC hardware platform addresses the next level of disaggregation at the Service Provider Edge and aggregation as well as the coming private 5G Enterprise infrastructure.”

“5G networks require performance and programmability at the network edge to better serve the varying needs of consumers and service providers. By utilizing Intel architecture and P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino switching technologies, Lanner is able to build a platform that meets the needs of the emerging deployments,” said Prem Jonnalagadda, Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing, Barefoot Networks, an Intel company.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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