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Network Platforms, Blades & Adapters

Advantech Networks and Communications Group provides mission-critical hardware to the world’s leading networking companies. Starting from a broad range of fully integrated, certified, standard products, customers can leverage Advantech’s Customized COTS framework to optimize their solution for their application-specific requirements. Advantech’s Remote Evaluation Service offers easy and secure access to all its platforms for remote evaluation, benchmarking and the testing of new technologies and services. Whether it is wired or wireless, virtual or physical, at the core or the edge of the network, Advantech’s products are embedded in the telecommunications infrastructure that our world depends upon.

Product Categories

  • Network Appliances

    Advantech's Enterprise Networking Product Division offers a broad portfolio of x86-based Network Platforms built with the latest generation Intel processors, LAN access devices and accelerator silicon such as Intel QuickAssist (QAT) technology for SSL and IPsec encryption. Integrated into state-of-the-art tabletop and rackmount designs a range of customized branding options are available for fast and efficient deployment. The platforms range from cost-efficient and compact tabletop solutions using Intel Atom Processors for SMB deployment to higher performance 1U rackmount server designs and scalable 2U Enterprise/Data Center level platforms harnessing the power of Intel Xeon Processors. Specifically designed to meet the requirements of Network Equipment Providers, Cyber Security OEMs, and Communication Service Providers, the platforms are highly scalable and configurable with flexible port counts across a wide range of 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE options. Advantech platforms are deployed in volume around the world in a wide range of applications for network and cyber security in the form of Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, Intrusion Prevention and Detection (IPS / IDS) devices, Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and Security Gateways (Se-GW) among others. They are ideally suited for enterprise applications such as vE-CPE and SD-WAN, and widely used as physical appliances such as load balancers, application delivery controllers (ADC), WAN Optimization Controllers (WOC) and VPN gateways.

    • 2U Rackmount Network Appliances

      Advantech's 2U Rackmount platforms are designed with X86 processor and positioned for intel-based 2U networking appliances which require ultimate multi-core and multi-processor performance, highly scalable port counts, I/O expandability, redundant power, and remote management. The intel-based 2U networking appliance as a network security platform provides maximum performance in a 2U rack mount footprint and offers a wider range of I/O expansion options. Our intel-based 2U networking appliances serve as the ideal network security platform to work on service and quality Control and content filtering management. Network security platform for various network applications, including firewall, VPN, UTM, is the solution to your CPU-intensive application.
    • 1U Rackmount Network Appliances

      Advantech's 1U Rackmount Platforms are designed with X86 processor to meet two main OEM requirements, intel-based 1U networking appliances and Compact High-performance Appliance. The entry level intel-based 1U networking appliance as a network security platform provides a rackable version of the tabletop platforms and offer a wider range of I/O expansion options. The compact high-performance appliances are positioned to meet mid- to high-end market needs, offering higher and extensible port counts, redundant power options, and higher capacity storage. Our entry-level intel-based 1U networking appliances serve as the ideal network security platform to work on service and quality Control and content filtering management. Network security platform for various network applications, including firewall, VPN, UTM, is the solution to your CPU-intensive application.
    • Tabletop Network Appliances

      Advantech's Tabletop Platforms are designed to be the most cost-efficient and light-weighted networking appliances for mainstream IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, VPN gateway and Unified Threat Management (UTM) applications. These intel-based networking appliances products provide great connection ability and accountability, offering higher and extensible port counts, redundant power options, and higher capacity storage. Featuring LAN Bypass function, our tabletop platforms protect your business communications from unexpected power outage; accompanied with LAN Bypass function, these intel-based networking appliances are also designed with fanless cooling for low noise environment requirement. Advantech’s Tabletop Platforms are powerful but low power consumption, providing the answer to your entry-level UTM solution.
    • Network Modules

      Advantech provides network modular, flexible and scalable Network Mezzanine Card (NMC) to empower hardware acceleration used in x86-based high performance Network Application Platforms and Appliances. The Network Mezzanine Card series feature multiple network modules, SFP Interface, and Intel Ethernet Controller to offer flexible and scalable I/O solutions to meet the rigorous needs of mission-critical applications. With multiple network modules, SFP Interface, and Intel Ethernet Controller supported, Advantech’s Network Mezzanine Card series are designed for easy maintenance & field upgradable from the system front panel.
  • Carrier-grade & Enterprise Blade Servers

    The Packetarium XL series of x86 based blade servers is designed for optimum performance in next generation enterprise and telecom applications, enabling new, cost-effective ways to scale-out compute performance on Intel® Architecture processors distributed across high-speed switched backplanes. The systems bring greater performance, flexibility and cost efficiencies to strengthen the transition to NFV and Software Defined Infrastructure. The original Packetarium series is based on Network Processor (NPU) technology to meet more specialized packet processing needs in applications leveraging Deep Packet Inspection.

    • Packetarium XL x86 Blade Servers

      The Packetarium XL family is based on two high-speed switched backplane architectures. The Packetarium XLe for Enterprise series is optimized for maximum CPU and I/O density, bringing higher throughput to meet the increased demand for faster packet handling in enterprise networking and telecom middle boxes. The Packetarium XLc for Carrier Networks is designed to provide equipment manufacturers and service providers with a telecom cloud infrastructure platform that accelerates the transition to NFV, yet also complies to the equipment practice, the power and thermal footprints of telecom rooms and central offices at the edge and in the core of the networks.
    • Packetarium Network Processor Platforms

      Advantech’s non-x86 Packetarium™ microserver systems are available in multiple rackmount form factors, serving as standard and customized platforms and sharing common design features in order to accelerate system design and maximize hardware and software re-use. The Packetarium™ microserver platform products are highly modular, scaling from 1U to 4U with a wide range of NPUs and core densities for the best in multi-10 GigE and GigE packet processing in homogeneous or hybrid topologies. Powered by Advantech’s Network Processing cards and with flexibility of SATA SDD or PCIe expansion to choose, Advantech’s Packetarium™ microserver platform product line helps drive down costs and provide compelling and consistent experiences to your business.
  • High-performance Servers

    Advantech High Performance Servers are highly configurable platforms designed to balance the best in x86Network Appliance processing performance, promoting Network Security with maximum I/O and offload density in a 20" depth chassis. The rackmount servers are cost effective, highly available optimized to meet next-generation networking and media processing needs. Our carrier grade rackmount servers are tested and engineered to meet high standards, and provide fast fault recovery through redundancy, which stabilize your system with extended lifecycles. Key features of Advantech’s carrier grade servers such as hot swappable redundant power supplies and fans, advanced carrier grade remote management, and redundant BIOS or firmware images for fail safe updates all bring increased reliability and serviceability advantages to customers, which aim at perfecting your next-generation telecom project. The rackmount servers are specifically designed for high density PCIe card payloads where maximum port count is needed or the integration of industry leading offload and acceleration technology is essential. The servers are all designed to provide greater robustness and meet stringent environmental conditions with reduced rack depths. As Advantech’s carrier grade servers are set, unprecedented x86Network Appliance processing performance is ready.

  • Network Switches

    Advantech high performance switches offer 10GbE and 40GbE flexibility in both AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and 1RU rackmount format. These new powerful and flexible network switches support enhanced features essential to build Software Defined Networks (SDN) and target top-of-the-rack deployment in modern data centers as well as AdvancedTCA application blade switching for Network Function Virtualization (NFV ) rollout. They combine the latest switching technologies from Broadcom with a wide choice of control plane processors from Intel and Freescale. Advantech Network Switches provide you with carrier grade switches to support your need for Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization. Whether you need open switch programmability in carrier, enterprise or data center networks Advantech has a highly configurable solution to meet your OEM or ODM needs.

  • PCI Express Adapters

    Advantech's PCI Express adapter range of accelerators, network interface cards, and intelligent NICs enables industrial integrators, network equipment providers and cybersecurity vendors to integrate LAN access and acceleration devices with more robust and reliable feature sets into industrial PCs, high performance servers and high-end network appliances. Advantech’s family of network interface cards in a range of form factors specifically adapted for deployment on our ATCA blades, in high density network appliances and in high performance servers, where network interface card are giving customers access to a full range of NICs with 1GbE, 10GbE and 40GbE interfaces with industrial life cycle and life cycle management. Our PCI Express adapters are designed for multi-core processing applications and optimized for virtualized environments. Multi-core processors and virtualized applications can leverage the I/O technologies available on the network controllers for load balancing data and interrupts amongst themselves in order to optimize and improve overall system performance. The PCI Express adapters offer excellent price/performance, enhanced power-savings and are backed by industrial lifecycles along with Advantech's comprehensive industrial lifecycle management program.

  • AdvancedTCA Blades & Integrated Systems

    Advantech Integrated ATCA Systems are specifically targeted to help Industrial communication network appliance providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers, network appliances, and x86 network appliance. The Integrated ATCA Systems represent a new generation of systems, which offer superior performance, scalability, and flexibility with the latest 40 gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and network application blades. The systems optimize the network application platforms to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, with a maximum number of payload blades, network ports, and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in industrial data communication markets for ATCA applications, which require faster and deeper packet processing.

    • ATCA Blades

      Advantech's x86 ATCA Blades are co-designed with leading silicon suppliers, providing OEMs with the earliest possible access to leading edge technology. The cornerstones of our ATCA product line are the blades designed in our own labs and manufactured on our own production lines. Advantech manages the entire life cycle and control all our costs to give customers the best service at the right price. Advantech’s Intel x86 ATCA blades offer fast PCI Express gen 3 lanes, ATCA Ethernet switches, and the best in class virtualization support. Advantech's Intel, Cavium, and ATCA blades are supplied by the leading silicon suppliers in order to give customers early access to the very latest technology, to accelerate next-generation product design capability, and to enhance first mover advantage. In addition, our Intel x86 ATCA blades, with ATCA Ethernet switches and both fabric/base interface, can be matched with the needs of the specific network element of our processing system to deliver an overall ideal architectural solution for you.
    • Fabric Mezzanine Modules

      Advantech Fabric Mezzanine Modules (FMM) is a new denominator for personalizing a common platform at the blade level, and they scale extremely well for both I/O and ATCA acceleration functions. For example, the MIC-5333 ATCA blade based on two 8-Core Intel Xeon E5 Series processors houses three FMM sites on the front blade and one on the rear transition module, enabling a wide variety of solutions. Our Fabric Mezzanine Modules provides additional flexibility to ATCA CPU and RTM boards such as 10GE SFP+ port, 40g networking, and VGAserver type graphics module. The FMM specification defines the high speed interfaces and associated FRU management. FMMs are compact -- just 6.4 x 7.5 cm -- and use FMC compliant connectors for high speed differential I/O. Supported by advanced SFP port feature, Fabric Mezzanine Modules products allow users to ensure fast ethernet network and select the appropriate transceiver. Also, co-designed with leading silicon suppliers, Intel Ethernet Controller within our FMM features for I/O virtualization and unified networking. Advantech’s Intel Ethernet Controller and SFP port supported Fabric Mezzanine Module technology offers a small, more power-efficient set of options for Advantech ATCA blade configurations.
    • Rear Transition Module

      ATCA rear transition module is an I/O extension for Advantech ATCA CPU blades. To meet serviceability, it is designed as a fully managed and hot swappable FRU. On board SAS controller supports two 2.5 inch hot swappable SAS HDDs which operate up to 3.0 Gbit/s, and provides external mini SAS connectors on rear panel for failover cabling. Via USB-to-UART transceiver, frontboard UART can be exported to mini USB connector on RTM. Two Ethernet GbE ports provide extra two I/O LANs for rear access. Two USB ports(USB 2.0) support versatile USB devices. One PCI Express x1 interface supports one mini PCIe socket for flexible expansion, and we provide mini PCIe VGA module (optional) for debugging purposes. Advantech ATCA rear transition module is the solution for your I/O extension.
    • Integrated ATCA Systems

      Advantech Integrated ATCA Systems are specifically targeted to help Industrial communication network appliance providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers, network appliances, and x86 network appliance. The Integrated ATCA Systems represent a new generation of systems, which offer superior performance, scalability, and flexibility with the latest 40 gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and network application blades. The systems optimize the network application platforms to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, with a maximum number of payload blades, network ports, and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in industrial data communication markets for ATCA applications, which require faster and deeper packet processing.
  • AdvancedMC Modules

    Advantech’s AdvancedMC is designed to work on AdvancedTCA carrier cards and which can directly plug into a backplane is defined by MicroTCA. We offer highly integrated various sizes of AMC processing module, which empowered by leading suppliers’ processors and chipsets. With efficient power consumption and multiple choices of Gigabit Ethernet/USB2.0/SFP+ ports, our MicroTCA and AdvancedMC product line are here to elevate the AMC processing module performance: small size, high performance, hot swap capability, and full management infrastructure. Our MicroTCA and AdvancedMC product series fit your carrier grade communication equipment needs.

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