Cloud Enabler Extends its Footprint to Telco for Innovative 5G Infrastructure
Barcelona, Spain – February 15, 2019 – Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center solution provider, will showcase its innovative Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world”s largest gathering for the mobile industry, in Barcelona (Hall 5, Booth 5B11). From February 25th until February 28th, 2019 the global provider of cloud computing hardware, software, and services will reveal cutting-edge open infrastructure and optimized network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) platforms that enable the network transformation. This augmentation of central offices at both the core networks and the edge will pave the way for 5G. This NGCO solution was previously launched at the QCT Solution Center in San Jose, US in January.
QCT will showcase how innovative NGCO technology can improve the operations of carriers that are typical of day 0, day 1, and day 2 scenarios. For the day 0 scenario, QCT will showcase the deployment of their edge computing and central office infrastructure platform, inclusive of Optimized NFVI based on OpenStack. Workload onboarding and validation with automated acceleration, fixed-line and mobile network convergence, and security for the day 1 scenario. And with the addition of open-source telemetry and closed-loop network automation, the day 2 scenario covers the orchestration and management of the NGCO. This day 0, day 1, and day 2 scenario will be featured at the QCT booth (Hall 5, Booth 5B11). In order to showcase the engineering collaboration results between QCT and Intel, there will be a live demo of a distributed content delivery network (CDN) in a physical NGCO rack at the Intel booth (Hall 3, Stand 3E31), which follows an open disaggregated architecture with a virtualized fixed and mobile solution.
Telco operators have long been looking for these types of innovative performance-optimized infrastructures and platforms built with open technologies at a lower TCO to enable 5G applications and services. These are the key principles of QCT”s Next-Generation Central Office (NGCO) vision and it is fully-aligned with Intel”s technology direction. Industry-leading NGCO”s built with QCT technology will deliver more immersive experiences at lower latencies, with more bandwidth, and with larger storage capacities. By leveraging their cloud computing expertise and experience, QCT is extending its industry footprint from Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to Telcos by creating an ecosystem that provides end-to-end solutions to expedite network transformation in central offices.
At MWC, QCT strengthens its role as a 5G ecosystem enabler. The company works with industry leading partners to drive fundamental changes in the way Telcos plan, deploy, and manage their infrastructure. QCT is spearheading the integration efforts with Intel by leveraging their best of breed edge to cloud technologies and bringing innovative NFVI and virtual network function (VNF) technologies, products, and solutions to realize a truly software centric network infrastructure for next generation central offices, converging fixed-line and mobile networks in a unified platform.
Alongside their NGCO solution, QCT will display the following latest additions in Barcelona:
– QuantaGrid SD2H-1U – a front access revolutionary design for edge computing with different flexible modules to fulfill different applications in a 1U form factor. With options for 2x FPGA or 2x high bandwidth NIC cards, this server is able to improve capabilities and performance on workloads such as CDN with the Intel Xeon processor D product family. Alternatively, with 2x GPUs, the system is perfect for inference workloads such as media analytics or immersive media experiences. Moreover, the server provides a -48VDC PSU option for flexible power support.
– QuantaGrid SD2HQ-2U – a front access server equipped with the Intel Xeon processor D product family. This server supports hot-swappable hybrid drives within a 2U chassis, providing up to 64TB SATA drives for optimized local storage. With flexible switch options, this server can improve availability for fronthaul or backhaul networks, while also providing a -48VDC PSU option for flexible power support.
“QCT is proud to have developed 5G solutions with our ecosystem partners to transform a traditional central office to an open, and virtualized infrastructure,” said Mike Yang, President of QCT. “For the upcoming 5G era, QCT aims to expand our solution portfolio to Telco segments based on our strong footprint in the CSP space with proven server, storage, switch, and rack systems. With these NGCO solutions, Telco operators can enjoy innovations for their 5G applications with a faster time-to-market and lower TCO.”
QCT NGCO solutions are based on the following Intel products and technologies:
– DPDK with DDP (dynamic device personalization) profile in XXV710 NIC for offloading LTE GTP, PPPoE and QinQ packet classification to network controller.
– Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) for improving VPN decryption and encryption performance by hardware acceleration technology.
“Intel sees NGCO as a strategic opportunity to transform the central offices into mini data centers. These mini data centers are capable of hosting both fixed and mobile networking and have the ability to run all sorts of new and enhanced 5G and edge services that require low latency, high bandwidth and greater levels of privacy.” said Dan Rodriguez, Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Network Compute Division at Intel. “With 5G and Edge emerging while network transformation continues to ramp, Intel is collaborating with QCT to shift to the edge of the network and to enable the modernization of central offices with innovative Intel products and technologies.”
To learn more about QCT”s activities at the MWC please visit https://www.qct.io.