While the world is welcoming 5G, traditional central offices have difficulties offering the required computing power, agility, and speed to support services at a sustainable cost. Therefore, Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) is driving fundamental change in the way Telcos plan, deploy and manage their infrastructure.
QCT has partnered with Intel and industry-leading VNF partners to provide the most cutting-edge open infrastructure and optimized NFVI platform, which helps carriers transform their central offices at both core networks and the edge.
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.