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ARTESYN AND WIND RIVER Through the Wind River ® Titanium Cloud ™ ecosystem, Artesyn and Wind River have partnered to provide a carrier grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure platform ideal for telecom environments. This solution offers: • Carrier grade reliability, ensuring maximum uptime for virtualized services • Ability to easily accelerate key applications such as video delivery in a virtualized and non- virtualized environment • Optimized "performance density" (subscribers per server) to minimize service providers' operating expenses (OPEX) PERFORMANCE DENSITY: OPTIMIZING SUBSCRIBERS PER BLADE The telecommunications (telco) industry is at an inflexion point. Massive growth in subscriber data usage, driven by video, requires substantial infrastructure investment, while per-user revenues are flat or declining. In addition, service providers face a challenge from over- the-top content providers who supply services to end users using the carriers' networks as a "dumb pipe." Margin pressure means that intelligent approaches are required in order for service providers to achieve profitable growth: simply throwing more capacity and connectivity at their networks is not a viable option. Furthermore, consumer expectations are evolving to demand new content and new services—now. The rapid rollout of innovative new services is a business imperative for service providers. To address these challenges, telecom providers are looking to a fast-emerging technology that promises to alleviate and in some cases solve the problems: NFV. In order to realize the promise of NFV, a solution must enable the efficient delivery of services valuable to both consumers and enterprises, while at the same time maintaining the reliability and uptime expected by those customers. And this NFV promise has even been exceeded by systems such as the MaxCore ™ family of platforms, which enable the virtualization of hardware-based acceleration—for example, transcoding video, which used to be a difficult area in legacy platforms. But what defines efficient delivery of services? Simply put, the NFV platform must be able to optimize "performance density," or subscribers per server. Delivering optimized performance density requires more than standard enterprise-class servers, as they don't provide the density and acceleration required by many (not just telco) applications. Optimized Hardware–Software Platform Maximizes Performance Density for NFV Applications Solution Brief Ecosystem Component Standard server platform Solutions • MaxCore Acceleration & Virtualization Platform Value • Optimized hardware–soft- ware platform • Maximized perfor- mance density for NFV applications • True carrier grade platform for maximum reliability • Ability to minimize OPEX while delivering high-value services AN INTEL COMPANY ™ WHEN IT MATTERS, IT RUNS ON WIND RIVER

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