MediaEngine platform delivers higher scalability and enhanced NFV management to drive significantly lower TCO for voice and video services
Service providers globally are embracing the cloud to deliver
communications services. However, a mix of disparate cloud
environments has led to the need for separate media platforms for each
cloud environment and individual applications. The end result is a
cost prohibitive solution for cloud communications services.
To solve this problem, Radisys’ MediaEngine platform provides
service providers the ultimate flexibility in their choice of
cloud and NFV management environments. The current release adds
ONAP support, along with compatibility with the latest
NokiaCloudband and HP OpenNFV VNF management; VMware, RedHat, KVM and OpenStack hypervisors, and the Amazon EC2 platform to support deployments in a broad range of common public and private cloud environments. Additionally, support for the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) allows for integration with additional standards-based NFV management environments.
- To solve this problem, Radisys’ MediaEngine platform provides service providers the ultimate flexibility in their choice of cloud and NFV management environments. The current release adds ONAP support, along with compatibility with the latest
Scalability in cloud environments is perhaps the most important aspect
of ensuring cost-effective migration from traditional telecom
architectures to cloud environments for demanding workloads like media
processing. The latest release of MediaEngine improves on an already
industry-leading scalability profile.
The latest enhancements provide greater flexibility in managing
the number and size of individual instances of Media Resource
Function (MRF), enabling more compute resources to be employed for
voice and video services – and improving hardware utilization by
more than 10 percent while reducing
CapExand OpEx costs.
- Continued software performance optimization of Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec yields up to 30 percent greater capacity for the latest HD voice codec for mobile voice and audio services. This represents a significant savings for service providers at a time when more mobile handsets support the EVS codec. In addition to enabling high quality audio services, service providers are launching EVS-based services to lower their network costs by increasing subscriber volume on existing spectrum and improving the reach of their existing radio network infrastructure.
- The MediaEngine architecture is also built to take advantage of additional hardware resources, including DSPs and GPUs, available on off-the-shelf server configurations or through PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion while still operating as a Virtual Network Function (VNF), retaining full cloud management features and workload elasticity.
All existing applications using Radisys’ standard control
interfaces can support this architecture – and ROI gain – without
modification. The new media processing hardware acceleration
options also include support for plug-and-play acceleration
Open Compute Projectarchitecture platforms designed for telco data centers. This can further reduce the footprint of media server and transcoding requirements for hyperscale deployments.
- The latest enhancements provide greater flexibility in managing the number and size of individual instances of Media Resource Function (MRF), enabling more compute resources to be employed for voice and video services – and improving hardware utilization by more than 10 percent while reducing
“For all the benefits of NFV, compute resources are not infinite. As a
result, total cost of ownership still plays a role in determining
service providers’ cloud investment strategies,” said
“As the trend to NFV has accelerated, the cost of virtualizing media
processing on a large scale has been prohibitive. This has forced many
service providers to a two-pronged strategy: moving application and
control to the cloud, while deferring the move of data plane and signal
processing intensive capabilities like media processing,” said
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