The TNSR™ journey continues. Two weeks ago, we announced the arrival of TNSR Business, a companion product to TNSR Enterprise. Both products now have expanded feature sets owing to our latest TNSR software release, 19.02.
Here are the release highlights:
Open Source Infrastructure: We’ve updated the code base to incorporate the latest poll mode drivers for Vector Packet Processing (VPP), Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), Free Range Routing (FRR), CentOS, and Kea DHCP. It may not sound sexy, but this is one of the key value adds of TNSR. The job of staying on top of independent open source project progressions, integrating them into a seamless product, debugging, testing, and packaging never ends.
Microsoft Azure: With 19.02, TNSR will be available on Microsoft Azure. We have a number of customers who run workloads there, and are in search of a more performant, IT automation managed capability. As well, for those organizations choosing to diversify across public cloud providers, it is now possible to link virtual private cloud (VPC) instances across clouds with TNSR.
MAP: Service providers are out of IPv4 address space - an unpleasant reality. 19.02 adds Mapping of Address and Port, specifically MAP Translation (MAP-T) and MAP Encapsulation (MAP-E). TNSR’s MAP feature enables service providers to make full use of their internal IPv6 networks, while enabling end customers to use their more familiar IPv4 addresses.
LACP: The Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) provides a standard method to control the bundling of several physical ports together to form a single logical channel. For applications or network engineering needs where higher bandwidth channels can be achieved by bonding a set of lower bandwidth streams, LACP is a sought after option.
Command Line, YANG data model and Documentation Updates: As with any product in a rapidly evolving market space, the underlying data model will need additions and restructuring from time to time. 19.02 introduces changes to our YANG data model that led to a reorganization of CLI commands into more logical and consistent locations. We’ve updated our documentation to reflect the same, so if you had used our CLI with previous TNSR releases, you’ll want to take note of these changes.
Release 19.02 moves TNSR forward on several fronts - expanded cloud provider support, service provider scale needs, secure networking interconnect flexibility, and manageability. And we’re pleased to be increasingly driven by the feature requests of our user community.
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Need more detail on 19.02 features and capabilities? You can find that in our TNSR 19.02 Release Notes.
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