Telecommunications companies are experiencing diminishing revenues, more and more competition from OTT providers, and increased commoditization of network bandwidth. To remain relevant, today’s CSPs need to make their network operations more flexible and more efficient. Therefore, they are turning to NFV and SDN technologies, which have a unique ability to unleash IT innovation.
Leading providers are adopting cloud-centric, software-based architectures based on NFV and SDN to invigorate their environments with high reliability and low latency. By freeing software innovation from hardware innovation, NFV and SDN accelerate cloud network evolution and also reduce the costs of building and operating networks. As a result, CSPs are experiencing significant benefits from NFV/SDN deployments, including rapid service delivery, improved analytics, and lower operational costs.
However, to run these new NFV/SDN applications, CSPs need high-performance network platforms. These platforms—which must elastically, reliably, and securely scale up to thousands of virtualized functions—will improve service availability, flow analytics, and service acceleration for SDN and NFV deployments.
A new paper from Radisys discusses the high-performance modular hardware and software that Radisys provides for CSPs’ networks. The company builds fully integrated systems with open and commercial components for performance, scale, and reliability.
- Radisys FlowEngine combines switching, load balancing, and routing functionality under open SDN policy control. Radisys FlowEngine is designed for both data center and distributed edge locations that demand high network throughput, scalability, and guaranteed performance in a compact form factor.
- Radisys DCEngine transforms providers’ central offices into SDN-enabled virtualized data centers. Pre-integrated and configured with compute, network, and storage resources, DCEngine can help CSPs achieve a near instant capacity increase for their network.