Oracle communications has collaborated with Intel to deliver demonstration of carrier grade network performance in a virtualized environment.
Oracle used Intel Open Network Platform (ONP) to demonstrate that communications service point (CSPs) can realize more of the promise of network function virtualization (NFV).
The company said that the CSPs will have more capabilities in software that were only limited to hardware previously by intelligently directing network activity to the Intel processor.
This proves that CSPs can maintain service quality levels and develop new offers for customers as soon as CSPs begin to migrate their network functions to the data center.
The orchestration software can route the work to the correct pool, based on each function’s unique needs by directing the Intel platform to dynamically establish data center resource pools.
The company officials said that the project highlights the importance of orchestration network functions at the processor attribute level.
Using OpenStack open source infrastructure management software and its enhanced awareness capabilities Oracle communications optimized specific products for the Intel ONP.
Oracle and Intel contribute to and support the widely accepted OpenStack initiative.
Oracle communications solution optimizes performance of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor.
“This initiative does more than just optimize Oracle communications products for the Intel Open Network platform. We have proven that we can orchestrate services and network functions from the top of the management and orchestration (MANO) stack all the way to individual network processors,” vice president of products for Oracle Communication, Liam Maxwell said.
Last month, Oracle introduced Oracle Communications Network Service Orchestration Solution designed to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to more quickly create new network services to respond to market demand and to also reduce service development and management costs.