NFV Requires a Carrier-Grade Cloud

Service providers worldwide are in the process of retooling and deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to increase revenue and simultaneously reduce capital and operational expenditures. In fact, NFV is so critical that 5G will not succeed without NFV and SDN given the tremendous agility and application versatility required. But, NFV places unique carrier-grade requirements on the underlying NFV cloud (NFVI and VIM):

These requirements are in addition to the enterprise requirements: resilience at scale and ease-of-management. Mirantis Cloud Platform is the best-in-class solution to address these carrier-grade and enterprise requirements.

The Ideal NFV Solution for
Telecom Operators

Hardened by Mirantis, based on ETSI-NFV and backed by a broad ecosystem of compatible SDN fabrics, VNFs, and other easily-integrated components:

Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP)

Provides an open, scalable, resilient, ETSI-NFV-compatible architecture for unified service delivery: NFV, Enterprise IT, IoT/Big Data, advanced Mobility, Evolved Packet Core and other use cases. MCP is the ideal solution for NFV for the following six reasons:

MCP: Software Defined Networking

1 Open
  • 100% open source
  • ETSI NFV compliant
  • OPNFV, ONAP, OSM members
2 High-Performance
  • SR-IOV, DPDK, HugePages, NUMA and CPU-pinning
  • Dataplane testing, characterization and optimization
3 NFV Features
  • OpenStack
  • OpenContrail
  • Ceph
  • All optimized for NFV
4 FCAPS Support
  • Logging
  • Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • DevOps Portal
5 Simplified Management
  • DriveTrain LCM software
  • CI/CD tooling provides automation
6 NFV Interop Testing
  • Integration with MANO, VNFs and hardware
  • Use case specific testing (vCPE, vEPC etc.)

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Commitment to Open Source

The Mirantis NFV solution comprises a hardened reference platform compliant with the ETSI-NFV reference architecture built using 100% open source software. Some of the NFV-centric open source projects we participate in are OpenStack, OPNFV, ETSI NFV ISG, OpenDaylight, ONAP and Open Source MANO.

Resources:

  • eBook: Understanding OPNFV
  • Video: Mirantis Cloud Platform and OpenContrail
  • Technical Brief: Reap the Full Benefits of NFV in an Open Source, Carrier-Grade Private Cloud – includes overview of vCPE reference implementation
  • Press Release: Mirantis Doubles Down on NFV; Optimizing Mirantis Cloud Platform for Telcos
  • Blog: Introducing Virtlet: VMs and Containers on one OpenContrail network in Kubernetes — a new direction for NFV?
  • On Demand Webinar: What’s New in OPNFV Danube?
  • Data Sheet: Mirantis NFV Solutions
  • Deployment Guide: Guide to enabling Network Functions Virtualization features in Mirantis OpenStack 7.0
  • Industry Report: Accelerating NFV Delivery with OpenStack

Use Cases

We are tracking top carrier priorities, and the Mirantis CSP Solution is engineered to address multiple use-cases, emphasizing the most-important carrier targets for enabling service innovation and driving new revenue generation.

Edge Services

vPE, vCPE, vE-CPE, vCDN — deliver high-value, software-defined services on commodity infrastructure at the customer premise and virtual service edge.

Mobile

vEPC, vIMS, vSBC, WebRTC, Gi-LAN, 5G — dynamically adapt, relocate and chain multimedia and data services to maximize efficiency and provide performance where it’s needed.

Internet of Things

Retail or Hospital, Vehicle fleet, Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Utilities — Scale to receive, process and respond to huge data and transaction volumes from mobile, wearable and dispersed smart devices.

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