Kontron launches new line of enterprise network appliances for CSPs to deliver versatile and cost-efficient vCPE managed services

Augsburg, Germany, February 27, 2017 – Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, announced today the introduction of its Kontron SYMKLOUD customer premise equipment (vCPE) platforms for virtualized services. Ranging in size, functionalities, and architectures, these new devices will give communication service provider (CSPs) the means to deploy best-of-breed cloud-to-edge virtualized managed solutions across their network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure.

This complements — and is symbiotically tied to — the recently released Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform for CSPs to rapidly build OpenStack environments for NFVi-built services. Kontron will illustrate the effectiveness of both Kontron SYMKLOUD product lines as part of an end-to-end vCPE NFVi demonstration during Mobile World Congress – February 27 to March 2, 2017 – in Barcelona, Stand 5H, Hall 5.

Communication service providers (CSPs) who seek out flexible vCPE solutions based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware can start with the Kontron SYMKLOUD AP-100 appliance, an Intel Atom®-based network device that can support any number of business client services. The very compact AP-100 is designed with six GbE LAN ports, support for QuickAssist Crypto Acceleration, an expansion slot for WiFi or LTE interface, and is customizable for service provider branding.

Featured in the live end-to-end vCPE MWC demonstration, the AP-100 is integrated with the Brocade® vRouter for advanced virtual routing (vRouter) of live video consumption which is being managed in the ‘carrier cloud’ by the Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform. Running on top are two concurrent 3rd party VNFs — the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), or vLB, which directs traffic to the Fortinet FortiGate (NGFW), or vFW, to block access to the video usage.

“This is only the start of our CPE strategy as more devices with more options will become available to meet the distinctive requirements of CSPs,” said Antoine Sirois, Director, Product Management, Kontron, Communications, Business. “Whether CSPs desire to implement full cloud solutions or various hybrid on-premise models, we expect to cater to both requirements.”



Kontron will show live Kontron SYMKLOUD OpenStack use cases during MWC 2017, February 27 – March 2, 2017| Barcelona, Spain

Booth 5H41 | Hall 5 | Centre Aisle

Appointments can be made here:  www.kontron.com/mwc2017


Kontron SYMKLOUD AP-100 vCPE platform is available, immediately.

For more Kontron SYMKLOUD use cases, please visit: www.symkloud.com



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About Kontron:

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and a pioneer in secure IoT platform solutions, provides a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. With its leading-edge standard products and solution ready platforms, Kontron enables new technologies and applications across multiple industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best overall application with the highest reliability in embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com



About Kontron Communications:

Kontron designs hardware for the software defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and Kontron SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.


For further information please contact:

Alexandra Habekost
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron AG
Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086-114



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