An on-premises Telco Cloud under full control of the operator, covering the end-to-end use case -from the physical network fabric to the orchestration- with open technologies for the most recent innovation, best interoperability, and lowest TCO!.
We believe in the following principles for any Telco Cloud implementation: We believe in the following principles for any Telco Cloud implementation:
- Open technologies, as the main enabler for a vendor-agnostic, future-proof, standards-based, cost-efficient deployment.
- On premises deployment, for achieving the desired performance with EPA techniques, functionality and proximity to the users.
- Horizontal NFV model, as the only model that transfers the control to the operator, ensuring maximum NF vendor compatibility not giving away the know-how.
Key Open Technologies
The following open source technologies represent the best levels of efficiency, matureness, innovation, performance and functionality.
- Network Hardware and Software
- Whitebox Networking: High-capacity, open specification switches for any function in the network.
- Network Operating Systems: A mix of open and proprietary software for disaggregated Whiteboxes, featuring the SONIC project and IPInfusion’s OcNOS as our main software distributions.
- Software Defined Networking: External control for the centralized management and automation of network equipment, with support for any vendor, featuring the ONOS project.
- Compute Infrastructure Software
- Open Compute Project: Highly efficient, open specification servers, storage systems, and racks.
- Linux Operating System: The most widely used operating system in Telco Cloud, featuring Ubuntu as our chosen distribution.
- KVM virtualization: Virtual-machine-based virtualization, powered by the Linux Kernel.
- Container virtualization: Agility and lightness on a shared OS, featuring the Docker project.
- Software Defined Storage: Management of generic/COTS servers with disks as a carrier-class storage system, removing the need for proprietary storage hardware, featuring the Ceph project.
- Container Infrastructure Service Management: Management and operation of containers and their services, featuring Kubernetes and its cloud-native ecosystem, in virtualized or bare-metal flavors.
- Virtual Infrastructure Management: Management and operation of virtual machines and their services, featuring OpenStack as an end-to-end private cloud solution.
- Orchestration, automation and monitoring
- NFV Orchestration: Automation of the deployment and operation of Telco network functions, featuring Open Source MANO as the most specialized software in the industry.
- IT/Hybrid Orchestration: Automation of the deployment and operation of applications in general, featuring ManageIQ as an hybrid-cloud orchestrator.
- Multi-vendor automation: Automation tools like Ansible, Terraform and Python libraries to cover any kind of automation, for services running on top of any vendor’s software or hardware.
- Multi-vendor monitoring: Performance and fault-management with the most modern and compatible software stacks, featuring Grafana, Prometheus and Elastic software.
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