Radisys’ DCEngine is the industry’s first open hardware platform based on the Open Compute Project (OCP) CG-OpenRack-19 specification, a scalable carrier-grade rack level system that integrates high performance compute, storage and networking in a standard 19 inch rack. DCEngine provides a disruptive cloud platform that goes well beyond software-defined networking to create a truly open, software-defined services delivery infrastructure that fully embraces open source hardware and software technologies and offers DevOps agility to service providers.
DCEngine provides a multi-rack level network functions virtualization (NFVi) and container-based infrastructure for hosting thousands of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and applications under open software-defined networking (SDN) control. DCEngine racks include power subsystems at the bottom of the rack, along with pre-integrated Top-of-Rack (TOR) whitebox switches. The TOR switches can be upgraded to Radisys FlowEngine traffic distribution systems for additional NFV integration features, such as programmable service function chaining (SFC) support. Between the TOR switches and power modules, DCEngine provides configurable pools of compute and storage resources that can quickly scale to meet evolving service requirements while improving agility in service delivery.
DCEngine’s low cost infrastructure provides a platform for unified workloads and the elimination of purpose built-hardware traditionally deployed for specific workloads and applications. It enables services to be deployed much more quickly by decoupling those services from the underlying infrastructure and offering an adaptive, software programmable platform that reduces costs, streamlines operations and increases efficiency in the service provider domain. It is also designed to address telco central office demands for seismic, power, emissions and NEBS, which are above and beyond the traditional data center requirements.
DCEngine is available as a 42U Integrated Rack or a 16U Integrated Rack.
The DCEngine 42U Integrated Rack can be deployed in both legacy central office layouts, as well as next-generation telecom data centers. With up to 17 shelves (2U each), the 42U is configurable with Compute Sleds or Storage Sleds depending on the SDN or NFV application requirements, while being configurable up to 3.3 Petabytes of storage and 136 Intel® Xeon® processors. Radisys Professional Services can also pre-integrate required open source or commercial host OS, hypervisor, container, platform and / or orchestration software. The DCEngine 42U is the recommended platform for Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) production deployments.
The DCEngine 16U Integrated Rack is designed for power, space, and weight limited deployments. The rack has up to 10 shelves (2U each), configurable with Compute Sleds or Storage Sleds depending on the SDN or NFV application requirements. It is configurable up to 1.2 Petabytes of storage and up to 48 Intel® Xeon® processors.
DCEngine benefits include configurable compute, storage, and networking resources for SDN and NFV applications and higher density with lower cost-delivering hyperscale NFVi. It also boasts a fast MTTR (mean time to repair) with pre-integrated open source platform and management software delivers faster service rollout. The DCEngine can be installed and turned up in days instead of months.