RAD, the world leader in advanced networking for power utilities, which made history in June when it unveiled the first Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV) solution, will mark yet another major breakthrough when it introduces its award winning D-NFV concept to its Service Assured Networking portfolio for mission-critical networks.
RAD is integrating D-NFV into its Megaplex-4 Next-Generation Multiservice Access Node, widely used by power utilities for substation connectivity, protection and automation communications, and operational core networks. The Megaplex-4 is a field proven platform with thousands of units deployed around the globe to deliver mission-critical applications.
Megaplex now enables power utilities to integrate advanced capabilities, such as routing, firewall, encryption, and more, with operational transport functions in a single platform, explains Ulik Broida, RAD s Vice President of Marketing. RAD ingeniously accomplishes this by running software-based functionality on an x86 server module inside the Megaplex-4, ultimately reducing the number of physical network devices for better reliability and simpler operation and facilitating the anticipated OT/IT convergence, he adds.
Megaplex is becoming an open platform that draws on the agility and flexibility of the
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