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June 23, 2022

NEXCOM NSA 7150 Speeds Network Functions Virtualization

Download Sloution Brief: NEXCOM NSA 7150 Speeds Network Functions Virtualization

The NSA  7150 is a verified Intel® Select Solution for NFVI v3 workload-optimized server solution, based on Red Hat* OpenStack platform, that eases interoperability and speeds deployment.


Communications service providers (CoSPs) are actively virtualizing their service platforms to gain flexibility, agility, and scale. The infrastructure that used to be closed and proprietary, full of purpose-built black boxes, is now moving toward an open architecture where cloud-native applications run on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers.


Not all COTS servers are up to the challenge of virtualization. A difficult job for IT managers is to select the right hardware from the numerous hardware providers and to select those servers with the right system configurations that will deliver the best performance within budget. In addition, these servers can’t sacrifice scalability and flexibility.


NEXCOM NSA 7150 Speeds Network Functions Virtualization


To serve this market, NEXCOM has chosen to partner with Intel to develop and launch its NSA 7150 as a verified Intel® Select Solutions for NFVI v3 system.


Virtualization offers many benefits to network services, but it can be challenging and complex to deploy. Because NSA 7150 is based on Intel Select Solutions for NFVI reference designs, it provides consistent performance with virtual network function (VNF) interoperability—both of which help speed deployment.


To be verified as Intel Select Solutions, appliances are required to show a certain level of workload-optimized performance, which varies for different levels. The NSA 7150 delivers excellent performance and achieves the qualifications required for the Intel® Select Plus Solution configuration.


The solution brief was created by Intel® Corporation. To read the full story, please download the PDF.


Rackmount X86 Based Performance Appliance - NSA7150

NSA 7150 Series

2U Rackmount Performance Appliance w/ Dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor and 8 x PCIe4 LAN Module Slots

  • Dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor (socket P + 4189-pin)
  • Supports Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory
  • 20 x DDR4 3200 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • 2 x 2.5” swappable SSD/HDD
  • 8 x PCIe4 LAN module slots
  • 1 x PCIe4 x16 low profile riser card
  • 1300W 1 + 1 CRPS redundant power supply
  • Supports OCP NIC 3.0
  • Supports IPMI 2.0 BMC (optional)
  • Supports Intel® QAT (NSA 7150A)

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