Red Hat, partners showcase telco technologies for a digital economy at MWC 2018

The countdown to Mobile World Congress 2018 has begun, and Red Hat is hosting a number of partner demonstrations in our booth to showcase technologies designed to help communications services providers (CSPs) deliver next-gen services that work for a digital economy. We’ll have demos with partners including Kaloom, Netronome, QCT, SevOne and Vasona Networks. Keep reading for a sneak peek, and stop by our booth, 2G40 in Hall 2 of the conference center, to check them out in person.

Global datacenter solution provider Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a Red Hat partner on OpenStack solutions, will demonstrate QxStack NFV Infrastructure with Red Hat OpenStack Platform. The NFV solution uses network acceleration technologies for performance optimization and provides a flexible modularized design based on non-uniform memory access (NUMA) balanced hardware. QCT and Red Hat will showcase the results of this solution based on the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Yardstick framework.

Vasona Networks will demonstrate with LiquidSky a live stream of a mobile game hosted entirely in the edge-cloud and played on a tablet or smartphone connected via a mobile network. Vasona provides edge breakout and redirection of the gaming traffic on the Radio Access Network (RAN), and traffic management to provide consistent low latency. Vasona also locally hosts a virtual gateway with security features that directs the traffic to an optimized, dedicated IP network. Red Hat provides the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, on which Vasona’s platform runs.

As operators migrate services from physical to virtual network infrastructure visibility of the performance and capacity of the entire service supporting infrastructure becomes critical. SevOne will demonstrate the ability to monitor the service and the underlying virtual and physical layers in a single cohesive view. The demonstration will show how data from Red Hat OpenStack Platform can be combined with data from VNFs and a telco cloud to provide a unified end-to-end view of the services delivered to end customers.

Recent open source advancements for SmartNICs can bring profound improvements and efficiencies for NFV platforms and clouds while avoiding proprietary dead ends. Netronome will demonstrate the benefits of hardware acceleration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenStack Platform by comparing network throughput and CPU utilization against traditional networking in COTS servers.

Kaloom will introduce the Kaloom Flow Fabric, which is a fully programmable, automated, software-based data center fabric capable of running virtual network functions efficiently and at scale. One of the key features of the system is that it runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host natively on the networking components that allow the datacenter to have a uniform environment for Compute, Storage and Networking. The fabric natively supports slicing of networking and computing resources with complete isolation. The solution is built on programmable merchant silicon based networking white boxes using open standards and integrates with industry standard platforms such as OpenDaylight, Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Join us for these demos and more at the Red Hat booth, 2G40 in Hall 2, in the conference center, at Mobile World Congress 2018, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, in Barcelona.

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