UNICORE Use Case: SDWAN Key Server Controller as Unikernel

For operators and service providers, the holy grail of a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) implementation is the ability to dynamically provision network components, services and applications in a matter of minutes rather than the weeks or months it takes to do so now. With boot-times in the order of milliseconds, unikernels will provide disrupting NFV solutions.

Several separate NFV application domains will be explored in UNICORE:

SD-WAN Key Server. Ekinops has used UNICORE tools to develop a footprint-optimized key server, the main function of the SD-WAN solution, which is responsible for the encrypted keys distribution between sites and their renewal. This key server is running on lightweight virtual machines that offer good performance while ensuring strong isolation and tangible security guarantees.