Sandvine Virtual Series architecture delivers 60% more packet processing power with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

WATERLOO, ON, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor platform will provide their Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) Virtual Series customers with up to 60% more packet processing power.

As a member of the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem, Sandvine had early access to Intel Xeon Gold 6150 processor based platforms. After extensive in-house testing using Sandvine's current PTS Virtual Series software build, Sandvine measured packet inspection throughput improvements of up to 60% over a comparable reference platform using Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v3 processors. The most significant improvements came when inspecting small (64- and 128-byte) packets, which are typically the biggest challenge from a performance perspective. The improvements mean that communications service providers (CSPs) will now need to utilize fewer vCPUs in their virtual workload environment to achieve a given level of throughput and to enable Sandvine's network policy control platform at line rate speeds.

Sandvine's Virtual Series products are currently deployed in the control and data planes of CSPs of all sizes, including TextNow, an MVNO, Bakcell, a tier-1 mobile operator, and Digicel, a multi-national operator group. When these and other Sandvine's Virtual Series customers migrate their deployments to systems that take advantage of the Intel Xeon Scalable processor capabilities, the improved packet processing performance will allow them to implement significantly more complex network policy control use cases without the need for additional software licenses.

"Without any optimization to our PTS Virtual Series software, the Intel Xeon Scalable processor will provide our customers with the ability to do significantly more with the Sandvine platform without the need for additional vCPUs," said Don Bowman, CTO. "Later this year when we update our Virtual Series products to take advantage of the Intel® AVX-512 instruction set featured in the new processor, we will also be able to enhance our cyber security solutions with innovative new features based on deep machine learning and neural-network acceleration."

Sandvine has validated the significant performance improvements that the Intel Xeon Scalable processor enables, and builds upon a history of collaborating to demonstrate cutting-edge virtualization performance to CSPs. In October 2015, Sandvine, in collaboration with Intel and Dell, was the first network policy control vendor to achieve more than 1Tbps of traffic inspection, a benchmark that took more than a year to be matched by anyone else in Sandvine's industry.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks, to increase revenue, reduce network costs and improve subscriber quality of experience. Our networking solutions perform end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, policy decision, and enforcement. Deployed as virtualized network functions or on Sandvine's purpose-built hardware, the products provide actionable business insight, and the ability to deploy new consumer and business subscriber services, optimize and secure network traffic, and engage with subscribers.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 300 networks in over 100 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide.

Certain statements in this release which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws. Statements related to the scope of deployment of Sandvine's products by a specific customer, the potential revenue opportunity with any particular customer or in any market segment, the benefits of Sandvine's products and services to be realized by customers, Sandvine's market position, future opportunities, product development plans and demand for Sandvine's products and services are forward looking statements, as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in internal deployment strategies or plans by specific customers; the growth of broadband internet usage and levels of capital spending on broadband network management systems; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; increased competition in the broadband network equipment industry; dependence on the timely development and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks including dependence on key suppliers and key technologies; dependence upon indirect channel sales and resellers; factors such as business and economic conditions and growth trends in the broadband network equipment industry and in various geographic regions; dependence upon key intellectual property and the potential for infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services and export control regulations. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and Sandvine does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change, except to the extent required by applicable law.

SOURCE Sandvine

For further information: INVESTOR CONTACT: Rick Wadsworth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503,; MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Deeth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2232,


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