Collaboration with service providers and equipment vendors results in contribution of open rack-scale platform specification for carrier-grade telecom data centers
HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. December 6, 2016 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today announced that its CG-OpenRack-19 specification is OCP-ACCEPTED™. CG-OpenRack-19 is a scalable carrier-grade rack level system that integrates high performance compute, storage and networking in a standard rack. Building on the Open Compute Project (OCP) Open Rack platform originally designed for emerging web scale data center environments, the CG-OpenRack-19 specification defines carrier-grade suitability for use in telecom applications. Radisys, a silver member of OCP, worked with communications service provider and manufacturer partners to contribute the specification, and thereby bringing open rack concepts and benefits into service provider networks. Rack-scale platform solutions which are based on the CG-OpenRack-19 specification, including Radisys’ DCEngine, are already being deployed by multiple tier-one service providers.
“The accepted CG-OpenRack-19 specification aligns with the principles of OCP, meeting our requirements for a spec that delivers efficiency, scale, openness and impact,” said Bill Carter, CTO, Open Compute Project. “Understanding the industry need to bring this open hardware technology to service provider networks, Radisys rallied the community and spearheaded this truly multi-vendor contribution for deployment in carrier-grade telecom data centers.”
The specification provides a high level of modularity and simplicity by defining interoperability requirements, thereby reducing system set-up time and operator costs. Radisys’ contribution addresses key requirements needed to extend the base Open Rack model into telecom environments to accommodate the needs of existing central offices, including physical conditions, content/workload elements, management needs and networking/interconnect options. CG-OpenRack-19 promotes an agile approach to creating deployable system instantiations. It is based on a standard 19” rack width to leverage traditional telecom common equipment practices, while also being well suited for new virtualized data centers.
“Service providers are transitioning their network infrastructure from closed proprietary platforms to next-gen data centers built with open source software and hardware components,” said Andrew Alleman, CTO, Radisys. “Radisys is actively contributing to open systems and networks, with open source contributions in both software and hardware. With OCP, we saw a great approach and technology that is bigger than just one company. We worked closely with service providers and other vendors on the CG-OpenRack-19 contribution to bring a carrier-grade version of OCP Open Rack hardware to service provider networks. We are pleased that the specification is OCP-ACCEPTED™ and already achieving traction in service provider data centers.”
About The Open Compute Project Foundation
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, and Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.
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