Radisys Introduces DCEngine – Hyperscale Data Center Infrastructure Solution


OCP U.S. Summit, San Jose, March 9, 2016Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today launched DCEngine™, the newest addition to Radisys’ portfolio of solutions designed to help service providers solve the complex challenges of next-generation networks. Based on principles evangelized by the Open Compute Project (OCP), together with enhancements designed specifically to meet the unique needs of communication service providers, DCEngine provides a disruptive cloud platform that goes well beyond software-defined networking to create a truly open, software-defined services delivery infrastructure that fully embraces open source hardware and software technologies and offers DevOps agility to service providers.

Radisys has already received initial orders and began shipping DCEngine into one of the world’s largest mobile operators late in 2015 as this operator works to evolve its infrastructure to a DevOps-enabled data center environment. Additional meaningful deployments are anticipated as this operator continues to build out its infrastructure, with other trials with service providers and cable operators around the globe expected to accelerate over the course of this year.

“Radisys’ 25-plus years of communication software DNA, coupled with our leadership in open telecommunication platforms, positions us as the ideal partner for communication service providers looking to evolve from existing central office architecture to the cloud,” said Brian Bronson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Radisys. “DCEngine’s seamless scalability and efficient lifecycle management, coupled with our proven track record of understanding and addressing the needs of the service provider, positions Radisys to be a leader in enabling the evolution of next-generation operator infrastructure.”

“As Verizon introduces open, flexible technology that paves the way for central office transformation, we look to companies like Radisys to assist us in that journey,” said Damascene Joachimpillai, architect, cloud hardware, network and security, Verizon Labs. “Network modernization will rely on solutions such as DCEngine that meet service provider needs with open source hardware and software technologies.”

DCEngine offers:

  • A pre-installed, ready-to-deploy frame inspired by OCP as an open architecture for Radisys and third-party partners. This open systems approach helps to propogate the DCEngine innovations through the open source community and allows operators to avoid vendor lock-in typical of alternative rack solutions.
  • Unparalleled performance and scalability through a collection of easily deployed and serviced compute, storage and networking sleds. DCEngine leads the market in terms of density in a single rack with up to 2.4 petabytes of storage and up to 152 Intel® Xeon® class processors in a standard 42 RU frame.
  • A flexible software and management framework enabling the most demanding service provider workloads. This framework is based on leading open source projects including the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) initiatives being lead by On.LAB.
  • A design that meets next-generation central office and service provider data center specifications, including NEBS temperature, EMI and seismic requirements where required.
  • Professional services and cradle-to-grave lifecycle management of DCEngine hardware and fully validated and supported software stacks, including design, installation, configuration, deployment and ongoing maintenance and validation.

The convergence of IT and service provider domains, coupled with new economic pressures and service challenges driven by 5G, IoT and OTT are forcing communication service providers to rethink their network and cloud computing architectures. DCEngine is designed to help service providers address their unique cloud requirements and deliver on a new era of rapid service delivery and flexibility. DCEngine’s low cost infrastructure provides a platform for unified workloads and the elimination of purpose built-hardware traditionally deployed for specific workloads and applications. DCEngine enables services to be deployed much more quickly by decoupling those services from the underlying infrastructure and offering an adaptive, software programmable plaform that reduces costs, streamlines operations and increases efficiency in the service provider domain.

“Radisys has developed an open, vendor agnostic solution for central office transformation,” stated Michael Howard, Senior Research Director and Advisor, Carrier Networks, IHS. “Its DCEngine has a disaggregated and flexible data center architecture and Radisys set its platform apart by designing DCEngine with the concept of 3rd-party open source hardware and software, while meeting telco NEBS and environmental requirements where necessary. We believe that operators will want to closely examine the DCEngine approach for Central Office transformation projects.”

Meet with Radisys’ DCEngine Experts at ONS 2016

In addition to participating at this week’s OCP U.S. Summit, Radisys will be exhibiting and speaking at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2016 in Santa Clara, California, March 14-17. To learn more or to schedule a meeting with Radisys’ experts, visit www.radisys.com/ons-open-networking-summit-2016.

About Radisys

Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software-defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys, please visit www.radisys.com.


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