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IP network challenges for service providers

As a service provider, you already know the COVID-19 pandemic has initiated a period of unparalleled growth for IP networks, placing them at the center of a revolution in the way we live, work and play. Uncertainty, rapid service evolution and a traffic mix dominated by bursty, over-the-top applications are the new normal. Mission-critical performance and secure transport are table stakes.  

At the same time, escalating distributed denial of service (DDoS) and man-in-the-middle attacks are taking a greater toll on service quality and brand reputation. Climate change is mandating that everyone runs their business differently.  

To overcome these challenges, IP networks must become more agile, secure and sustainable than ever before.

Master the unexpected with Nokia FP5  

Nokia’s new generation of network processor silicon, FP5, is designed specifically to ensure your business continues to thrive in these increasingly uncertain and challenging times.  

FP5 builds on FP4’s flexible capability and no-compromise approach to IP silicon design, adding more capacity and security capabilities while significantly driving down power consumption. FP5 lets you quickly evolve your services, neutralize new or escalating network security threats and satisfy growing capacity needs — all while maintaining optimal efficiency, performance and scale.

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Master the unexpected with Nokia’s new FP5 silicon


Network security

As IP networks play an increasingly important role in our day-to-day lives, they become increasingly attractive targets for attackers motivated by political or financial gain. Network security can no longer be an afterthought in network design and deployment. To help you avoid the high cost and complexity of appliance-based network security models, line rate encryption and other network security capabilities have been built directly into Nokia network processor silicon.

ANYsec provides low-latency, native encryption for any transport (IP, MPLS, segment routing, Ethernet or VLAN), on any service, at any time and for any load conditions without impacting performance. Based on industry standards, ANYsec lets you transform internal transport, wholesale, backhaul and VPN services into secure services at a flip of a switch.  

Nokia also takes the network-integrated approach to neutralize volumetric DDoS. Deepfield Defender big data analytics can be combined with FP4- or FP5-based Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR) routers to provide a more accurate, economical and lower-latency alternative to centralized DDoS scrubbers. FP4 and FP5 chipsets provide the DDoS filtering scale and performance headroom necessary to be highly precise attack sensor and mitigation elements, without compromising other services running on the same chipsets.

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Flexible capability

To help you navigate operational uncertainty, FP5 is architected to deliver consistently high performance under all circumstances.

With FP5, you aren’t forced to choose between services or settle for a reduced feature set and unpredictable performance. All features and services can be turned on and run at full capacity, so you can do more with fewer routers and line cards. FP5 uses line rate memories and full buffering throughout so performance is never impacted regardless of traffic conditions.

Like its FP predecessors, FP5 has a fully programmable datapath that can deliver major new features and capabilities through simple microcode updates. FP software upgradeability is unique in its scope and proven ability. FP chipsets sit at the heart of the longest serving routers in the industry, providing the lowest TCO of any IP silicon in the market. Multiple FP generations, including FP4 and FP5, can share the same chassis and a consistent feature set to provide optimal flexibility and maximize investment protection.


Energy efficiency and sustainability

FP5 sets a new benchmark for energy efficiency in IP routing with a 75 percent reduction in energy consumption over previous generations. It reduces its energy consumption even more when only a fraction of capacity is being used.  An intelligent aggregation mode enables a 33 percent capacity increase within the same energy envelope. With FP5, energy efficiency is always optimized, no matter what the load conditions.

FP5 performance remains high even as it takes on multiple concurrent roles with all features and capabilities enabled and running at line rate. This allows service providers to do more with fewer routers and line cards, minimizing their overall energy consumption. Highly efficient cooling allows service providers to mate 400G ZR/ZR+ and 800G optics at high density with FP5, lowering total energy consumption even further. High density 800G support from day one provides an additional 25 percent to 43 percent energy savings over 400G and extends system longevity. 

Nokia is also committed to environmentally sustainable design principles, including materials used, manufacturing processes, circularity of refurbishing and recycling, and packaging. We have publicly committed to lower our carbon emissions by 50 percent from 2019 to 2030. Over 260 of our suppliers have committed to lowering their emissions at our request.

Scale up capacity sustainably with FP5

Meet massive demand with greater efficiency. With 6 Tb/s forwarding capacity and consuming in the order of 0.1 Watt per Gigabit flow, FP5 routing silicon offers better scale, efficiency, and performance than comparable network processors, without sacrificing the scope or depth of our rich IP/MPLS feature set.

Upgrading service routers with FP5 will more than triple their capacity in the same resource envelope. FP5 supports 800GE and 1.6T clear channel Ethernet and unlocks the benefits of 112G SerDes technology to drive higher density and more power-efficient 100G, 200G and 400G optics in future.

High-density line cards ranging in slot capacity from 2.4 Tb/s full duplex to 18 Tb/s full duplex and up to 19.2 Tb/s with intelligent aggregation allow to cost-efficiently scale capacity of modular 7750 SR-s routers in incremental steps. Alternatively, our new fixed-chassis systems can deliver up to 19.2 Tb/s full duplex in only 2 rack units.

Flexible QSFP-DD break-out options for 800GE, 400GE, 100GE, 50GE and 10GE optics allow you to optimally meet a wide range of connectivity and capacity requirements on any platform. Flexible SR OS software licensing let you configure any service on any port to optimally meet your evolving needs without expensive hardware swaps. To ensure a smooth transition, FP5 is fully backwards compatible with FP4 and will support the full SR OS feature set on Day 1. Moreover, existing 7750 SR-7s and 14s customers will be able to mix FP4 and FP5 hardware at line rate in the same chassis to preserve their investments.

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