Volta Networks delivers the first cloud-native routing platform which reduces cost by an order of magnitude by using the cloud to optimize routing for low-cost, white box switches. Unlike legacy routers or routing appliances, the Volta Elastic Virtual Routing Engine (VEVRE) virtualizes and scales the routing control plane while using automation to accelerate new network services.
Unlike Network Operating Systems, Volta deconstructs the legacy router by enabling the control plane to run on any public, private or hybrid cloud and works with any open networking device. This allows control plane processing to scale far beyond what is possible on a white box switch. As a result, Volta can support up to 255 virtual routers per switch. Each virtual router is its own administrative domain and runs its own set of routing protocols and other network processes. Volta’s cloud architecture supports APIs and standards like NETCONF and YANG service models for carrier-grade automation.
By fully disaggregating the control plane, service providers can support multiple virtual routers at the lowest possible cost for cell site gateways, crosshaul, edge computing and provider edge. This enables emerging applications like RAN sharing and network slicing.