Intel, RAD Address Challenges of Virtualization Deployment

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Intel and RAD solution brief available at the Intel Network Builders website details a flexible and cost-effective solution to address service providers’ challenges related to NFV mass deployment.

While keen to deploy flexible uCPE at the customer’s premises for improved efficiency and user experience, service providers are looking to do so without incurring additional costs and complexities.

“There is a compelling case for mass deployment of virtualization at the edge and therefore an urgency to overcome deployment challenges, such as white box hardware costs, VNF licensing (such as vRouter and vFirewall) and secure remote device provisioning with integration into existing NFV managers and orchestrators,” said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for RAD.

“As the Intel-RAD solution brief explains, RAD’s vCPE-OS has been optimized to address these challenges by maximizing performance and throughput while minimizing compute and memory costs as well as operational complexity.”

RAD’s vCPE-OS provides all the essential networking capabilities, such as Customer Edge Routing (so there is no need for an additional costly third-party router VNF) NFVI, and service level assurance.

RAD’s vCPE-OS’ lean footprint allows service providers to conserve white box hardware resources such as CPU cores, RAM and storage, and to use them for new, revenue-generating value added services.

In addition, it utilizes high-performance vector packet processing (VPP), combined with SR-IOV and Intel® QAT acceleration, to ensure customer quality of experience by maximizing throughput regardless of packet size.

As a global telecom access solutions vendor, RAD is committed to enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network.

By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value – be it in network edge virtualization and vCPE, industrial IoT, or 5G xHaul.

All these are available through our Service Assured Access solutions, which are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency.

With over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, RAD has a proven track record of delivering value and addressing our customers’ needs. RAD is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in telecommunications solutions.