Advantech joins Prodapt's Open Virtual Exchange to Accelerate Roll out of Virtual Edge Services for Digital Service Providers

June 12, 2020

Press Release

Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today announced a strategic partnership with Prodapt.

Taipei, Taiwan, June 10, 2020 - Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today announced a strategic partnership with Prodapt, a leading consulting, technology & network services provider to the Digital Service Provider (DSP) industry, and joined its Open Virtual Exchange (OVX) marketplace. Prodapt's OVX will host and offer system integration support to Advantech's industry leading white-box solutions as a ready-to-test and deploy uCPE and SD-WAN platforms with wide 5G/4G LTE/MPLS/broadband connectivity options for software defined-Branch rollouts.

The Prodapt-Advantech partnership will enable DSPs to accelerate their end-to-end service lifecycle of virtual network service offerings while leveraging Prodapt's network automation framework, vendor agnostic SD-WAN portal to enable hybrid SD-WAN (network-based, or OTT) solutions and facilitate seamless migrations to next-generation SD-WAN and Secure Access Service edge (SASE) solutions.

"We are delighted to have Advantech as one of the partners of the Open Virtual Exchange," said Rajiv Papneja, SVP of Network Services, Prodapt. "Our DSP customers are looking for flexible options at the network edge, and Advantech's converged edge, cloud gateways with more processor headroom, encryption throughput and dynamic connectivity scale-in/out fulfills that ask for any site from small to extra-large."

"It's time to take enterprise network transformation to the next level," said James Yang, VP Cloud IoT Group, Advantech. "The industry now has a solid foundation based on white-box uCPE from global players like Advantech. Broad support for ZTP, SD-WAN and mainstream VNFs is table stakes. The future lies in enabling MANO and Automation frameworks from partners like Prodapt to run any permutation of underlying infrastructure which will help service providers differentiate from competition."

Prodapt's OVX aims to empower DSPs & virtual edge vendors with 360-degree partnership offering solutions engineering, technology lab-as-a-service, and development services while bringing DSPs, solution providers and users under one umbrella. Through the OVX offering, DSPs can accelerate the launch of new digital services.

Advantech's feature-flexible uCPE designs provide the range of white-box platforms needed by service providers to transform the network using new disaggregated models. uCPE and NFV extend the cloud to the enterprise edge where technologies such as SD-WAN, IoT and vRAN enable a converged edge architecture securely connecting people and things.

Prodapt's Open Virtual Exchange framework leveraging Advantech's SD-WAN & uCPE white boxes is immediately available for DSP evaluation.

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About Prodapt

Prodapt helps clients transform their Network, IT, products and operations to meet their strategic objectives and increase agility in the new service launches. Prodapt provides end-to-end IT/Software/Network architecture consulting, application development, systems integration, testing, maintenance & support. Prodapt provides transformation services leveraging next-gen technologies such as AI/ML, SDN-NFV, RPA, and next-gen OSS/BSS systems. Prodapt has offices in the Americas, Europe, India, and Africa and is an ISO, SSAE18 / ISAE, and GDPR Compliant organization. Prodapt is part of a 120-year-old business conglomerate, The Jhaver Group, which employs over 16,500 people across 64+ global locations.

About Advantech

Advantech Cloud-IoT Group helps service providers and enterprises extend the cloud to the edge by providing scalable platforms that reliably execute virtual network functions anywhere in the network. Our innovative white-box uCPEs and edge servers are supported by a vibrant software ecosystem and supply chain, offering key foundational building blocks that accelerate network transformation. From virtual central offices to edge cloud, 5G and IoT, Advantech Cloud-IoT Group is enabling the co-creation of products and services that will form the backbone of the new digital economy.