The networking industry has always taken the lead in the adoption of open source solutions. It's no surprise that network equipment providers are now looking for an open source virtualization solution that better fits the industry's need for high performance and deterministic application behavior. Open Virtualization is the ideal solution to meet the stringent demands of intelligent networks, as well as all industries where high-performance, open source, and standardized hardware platforms are required.
- Open source solution based on Wind River Linux, the Yocto Project Compatible platform
- Live migration capabilities including intra-CPU migration to intra-node migration and intra-virtual machine switching
- oVirt-powered live migration console, including support for guest operating systems migration
- Adaptive performance virtualization
- Enhanced KVM
- Guest context switch optimization
- CPU isolation
- Adaptive scheduler and tickless kernel
- Security enhancements based on SELinux
- Standalone and cloud deployment with the target virtual machine's management framework
Virtualization in the Radio Access Network (RAN)
Mobile operators deploying 4G wireless networks are looking for innovative approaches to reduce the cost of delivering wireless data to their subscribers. The Cloud RAN is a new functional architecture that has the huge potential to significantly drive down these costs. The Cloud RAN separates the base station functionality into a baseband unit (BBU) and a remote radiohead (RRH). The BBU includes the baseband Layer 1 and Base Station (BS) Layer 2 and 3 functionality. The RRH has a low noise amplifier (LNA), intermediate-frequency module and antenna. The interface between the BBU and the RRH is defined by the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) specifications. This architecture reduces deployment costs by enabling base station functionality to be centralized.
Cloud Radio Access Network
Consolidating Best-of-Breed Applications
with Multiple Operating Systems
Situation: An IT department wants the flexibility to choose the best VoIP and security software on the market for an appliance that is also running routing functions.
Solution: Put three workloads in separate virtual machines (VMs), allowing them to run independently on their native operating systems. As a result, IT can make application selections that are relatively independent of other software running on the system.
Application Software Isolation
Situation: Network operators may be concerned about unintended software interactions (e.g., breaches, bugs) between applications.
Solution: Put each application into a dedicated VM, thereby isolating each execution environment and the associated data since all memory spaces are protected in hardware by Intel® VT. Applications can also be assigned to dedicated processor cores in order to increase application isolation.