Nexcom’s “vDNA 1160” appliance for 5G vCPE and edge computing runs on an Atom C3000 with Intel VT-x, VT-d, and QAT technologies, and has 2x 10GbE SFP+, 6x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and SATA. Nexcom calls the vDNA 1160 a “virtualization networks and software-defined appliance” designed for 5G virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) and edge computing. It joins other high-end network appliances based on the Intel Atom C3000, including Aaeon’s FWS-7360 and Advantech’s FWA-1012VC. As with the Aaeon model, no OS support is listed, but we imagine that like the FWA-1012VC and Aaeon’s earlier C3000 based FWS-2360, it runs Linux.
Read the article over at Linux Gizmo here.