Embracing open systems approach to propagate contributions throughout the community and accelerate innovation for fixed and mobile service providers
OCP U.S. Summit, San Jose, March 9, 2016 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today announced that it has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a silver member, demonstrating its commitment and strategic focus on hyperscale computing and cloud-based solutions. The Open Compute Project, an initiative launched by Facebook in 2011 to increase technology efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact of data centers, has enjoyed widespread support in the IT industry and is growing in importance and relevance within the telecommunications market. Radisys recently announced its DCEngine data center solution, which is based on the principles evangelized by the Open Compute Project (OCP), and offers a disruptive cloud platform designed specifically to meet the unique needs of communication service providers as they transform their central offices to data centers.
“Radisys’ deep technical expertise and core competence in communications platforms and complex telecom software aligns perfectly with the evolving OCP mission and the interest of many of our newest communication service provider members,” said Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager for the Open Compute Project Foundation. “We look forward to collaborating closely with the Radisys team and look forward to their participation in the OCP Community.”
Facebook and other founding members of the OCP originally defined their platform specifications around IT and Enterprise data center requirements. Communication service providers are increasingly incorporating OCP concepts into their next-generation telecom data centers and infrastructure requirements. However, telecom service providers deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) often require higher levels of reliability, fault resilience and network I/O performance than OTT and IT data center applications using OCP platforms today. By joining OCP as a silver member, Radisys can better apply its experience in large-scale open communication platforms designed for the rigors and network performance constraints of telecom data center requirements.
“Radisys has been a leading supplier of open, high-performance platforms for the communications industry for over 25 years,” said Andrew Alleman, CTO, Radisys. “Our involvement in OCP reaffirms our commitment to the open hardware and open source movement, while giving Radisys an opportunity to influence OCP efforts to address the unique challenges of data centers designed for real-time communication services. Our market-leading portfolio of products that extend from access technologies (CellEngine), to the core of the network (DCEngine, FlowEngine) and into the IMS services plane (MediaEngine) enable Radisys to bring a relevant and unique perspective to OCP. We look forward to becoming an active contributor in the Open Compute community.”
About Open Compute Project Foundation
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a rapidly growing community of engineers around the world whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing operational complexity in the scalable computing space. The Open Compute Project Foundation provides a structure in which individuals and organizations can share their intellectual property with Open Compute Projects.
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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