An important gateway between end users and the telco core network, the Central Office (CO) plays a critical role. Many, if not all, of the innovative and powerful 5G use cases demand the application services to be dynamically provisioned from anywhere in the network, which imposes the requirements for Telco operators to transform their Central Office (CO) from traditional infrastructure which is based on proprietary hardware centric design, to an open hardware platform which is based on software, hardware disaggregation architecture.
QCT’s Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) is the answer to the next generation telco cloud’s needs: for a commodity-based, cloud-ready central office.
Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD), a project led by Open Networking Foundation (ONF), is a new design of Telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with open and software/ hardware disaggregated architecture. CORD is an end-to-end soultion combines SDN, NFV, and Cloud principles to deliver datacenter economies and cloud-style agility.
With the supports from ONF and Intel, QCT built the world first integrated CORD Ready POD which is based on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and validated by the latest CORD 5.0 release.
Rackgo R is a complete solution based on the latest Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD), along with its own optimized rack level management, QCT System Manager (QSM) Premium. Rackgo R administrators can seamlessly disaggregate, pool, compose and decompose resources to support a variety of utilization requirements within the same data center as workloads change. Network mappings are created on-the-go, helping IT teams visualize while they need more or less resources.
By leveraging QCT RSD capabilities, OpenStack cloud can deploy the whole infrastructure via QCT Pod Manager(PODM) to reduce the manual errors, to accelerate the time-consuming deployment task and to elastically scale-out or scale-in the compute services based on the demands of the operation or business requirement.
QCT QxStack Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Infrastructure with Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform is an optimized platform for network service providers and telecommunications service providers following the industry standard European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) NFV architecture. QxStack NFV Infrastructure with Red Hat OpenStack Platform adopts QCT’s hardware platforms powered by the latest Intel technologies and is integrated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage, featuring scalability and high availability.