“As MEC gets standardized, it is important to demonstrate a viable MEC platform architecture, including how applications and services can utilize the platform,” said Kevin Shatzkamer, chief technology officer of mobile networking, Brocade. “This PoC demonstrates the viability and capabilities of MEC while creating a feedback loop into the standardization process that is based on real-world MEC deployments.”
Brocade’s multi-vendor, multi-application MEC platform allows both VNFs and cloud services to be instantiated and delivered. The platform includes MEC User Plane functionality as defined in the 3GPP documentation as well as the development of MEC APIs between platforms, orchestration software and infrastructure.
Vasona Network’s edge application controller, SmartAIR®, takes a holistic approach to addressing mobile network data traffic contention that occurs in each cell, monitoring every application that demands bandwidth. A new SmartAIR Edge Services Platform is a standard-based MEC software layer that runs on NFV- infrastructure (NFVI) available from third-party partners and supports customers’ network and business agility in support of radio access network (RAN) transformation initiatives.
Saguna Open-RAN is an advanced MEC platform that creates an open ecosystem for running MEC applications inside the Radio Access Network (RAN), in close proximity to mobile users. The ETSI MEC standard-based solution enables mobile operators to quickly and effectively deploy new revenue generating services for the Internet-of-things (IoT), tactile Internet, virtual probes, content delivery and enterprise applications.
Cloudify, delivered by GigaSpaces, is a global orchestrator that onboards the many components that comprise an MEC architecture to any VIM, including configuration of the different parts, using multiple protocols including Netconf and REST. Based on TOSCA, Cloudify is the only open-source orchestrator with multi-VIM support, serving as the NFV-O and VNFM in the ETSI architecture, for MEC service onboarding, deployment, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance all through a single pane of glass. There is a growing trend of distributed local edge MEC-based applications that will require management and orchestration, and Cloudify was built to power this revolution.
Advantech’s PAC-6009 is a versatile and scalable NFV platform, which makes it easier to deploy the same Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) that are used in the data center or core, at the radio edge of the mobile network. The PAC-6009 Packetarium XLc Carrier Grade Blade Server brings together the IT and networking features of both the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 and Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product families with its high availability and NEBS-compliant design principles. The combination of a scale out NFV platform with carrier grade features not only helps to implement service elasticity, it also helps to speed up NFV roll outs by addressing locations where commodity data center gear cannot be installed and operated.
Please visit our joint ‘Multi-Service MEC Platform for Advanced Service Delivery’ system in the ETSI PoC zone during the MEC Congress, 21-22 September in Munich. To find out more about this PoC, please visit the ETSI MEC Wiki.