Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Raisecom Accelerates Its NFV Transformation with Wind River
Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that networking equipment manufacturer Raisecom is making the move to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by using Wind River Titanium Server to develop virtualized small cell gateways.
“The telecommunications industry is making the move towards virtualized network functions to open new revenue opportunities and improve flexibilities and efficiencies,” said Sandy Guo, carrier account director at Raisecom. “Service providers require ‘five nines’ reliability. Our hardware products meet that standard and our virtualized products must meet that requirement as well. Thanks to Wind River, we were able to quickly transition into NFV and get to market faster with a better product, and at a lower cost to our customers.”
As their entry into NFV, Raisecom is virtualizing small cell gateway functions. Carriers employ small cells to offload mobile network data and use radio frequency more efficiently, helping them to extend service coverage and increase network capacity. Realizing that the development of a high-performance NFV platform for their gateways would be too costly and time-consuming, Raisecom turned to Wind River. Using Titanium Server as an NFV infrastructure platform, Raisecom reduced product testing and qualification costs by 20% compared to testing costs for traditional small cell gateway hardware, while decreasing time to market by 30%.
"In order to meet the demands for greater network flexibility, adaptability, and scalability possible with NFV, virtualized services must be delivered at carrier grade levels of performance and reliability," said Paul Senyshyn, vice president of commercial operations for networking solutions at Wind River. "Wind River Titanium Server delivers an NFV infrastructure that provides the carrier grade virtualization to allow the industry to easily and quickly achieve goals such as reducing costs while introducing high-value services via NFV.”
Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. By using Titanium Server, the industry may enjoy the best of both worlds: the rapid service deployment typically found in enterprise networks along with the carrier grade uptime and reliability mandated by telecom networks. Based on technologies using open standards, including carrier grade Wind River Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated vSwitch technologies, and optimized for Intel architecture, Titanium Server brings together high performance and carrier grade reliability.