Hyperconverged infrastructure for telecommunications
Hyperconverged infrastructure is ideal for private cloud as well as network functions virtualization (NFV) core and edge workloads. Hyperconverged platforms offer co-located software-defined compute and storage resources, as well as a unified management interface, all running on economic, industry-standard servers.
With hyperconverged infrastructure, communications service providers (CSPs) can consolidate workloads onto a smaller hardware footprint while improving reliability, manageability, and efficiency. As a result, CSPs can move power to the edge of their networks to meet changing demands for services. Ideal NFV use cases for Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud include:
- Core datacenters
- Central office datacenters
- Service Provider edge and remote point of presence (PoP) environments
Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud
Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage into a single offering with common life cycle and support. Both compute and storage functionality are run on the same host (Figure 1), enabling significant consolidation and efficiency gains.