January 9, 2017 Yokneam – Saguna Networks, the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) pioneer that makes mobile broadband faster, simpler and more agile with virtualized software solutions, announced it is collaborating with Wind River to validate the Saguna Open-RAN MEC solution operating on Wind River Titanium Server as the carrier grade platform. Titanium Server is a commercial-ready, ultrareliable NFV infrastructure software platform that enables service providers to deploy virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with guaranteed uptime.
By validating and pre-integrating their hardware and software offerings with Titanium Server, companies can deliver optimized solutions for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select validated hardware and software products knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for deployment in live networks.
Companies perform their testing and validation process as part of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV. Through the collaboration of industry-leading software and hardware companies, the Titanium Cloud ecosystem helps ensure the availability of interoperable standard products optimized for NFV deployment with Titanium Server to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and TEMs.
Saguna Open-RAN is a MEC platform that creates an open ecosystem inside the Radio Access Network (RAN); in close proximity to mobile users. Based on the ETSI MEC standard, the platform helps mobile operators monetize new IoT, augmented-reality content and enterprise services. Saguna Open-RAN features fully-virtualized, scalable architecture adding value to 4G networks and beyond to 5G and HetNets.
“In the past year, Mobile Edge Computing has been picking up momentum in trials and proof-of-concepts (PoC) worldwide. Saguna is dedicated to accelerating adoption and mass-market deployment of MEC by helping to build an extensive ecosystem of pre-integrated MEC solutions.” Said Randy Cook, VP Sales and Business Development at Saguna “Our work with Wind River brings together the MEC platform and underlying NFV infrastructure needed for large-scale MEC projects.
“Mobile Edge Computing is an emerging standard that extends the virtualized infrastructure into the mobile Radio Access Network (RAN). To deploy MEC in their networks, Service Providers and TEMs are looking for validated and market-ready solutions,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “With validation through our Titanium Cloud program, we are collaborating with leaders like Saguna to create optimized, interoperable solutions. The Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure provided by the Titanium Server for MEC enables service providers to quickly and effectively deploy revenue generating MEC services in their network."
To see the Saguna and Wind River collaboration in action, a web seminar titled “Innovation and Efficiency for Next Generation Access and Edge“ with Saguna, Wind River and Dell EMC will be conducted on January 13 at 10am Pacific. To register or view the seminar replay, visit https://www.sdxcentral.com/event/next-generation-access/.
Titanium Server is a carrier grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the Carrier Grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel Architecture-based platforms.