Looking for a cloud-native container platform? Intel and Red Hat have co-developed a reference implementation for cloud-native hybrid-multicloud with NFV, built using Red Hat OpenShift* Container Platform--a highly scalable and performant solution.
This reference implementation can help increase hybrid-multicloud, SDN, and CNF adoption, letting enterprises and CoSPs quickly release new services with efficiency and scalability.
Organizations need high performance from their workloads to remain competitive Intel and Red Hat co-developed this Intel Reference Implementation for Cloud-Native Hybrid-Multicloud and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), built using Red Hat OpenShift* Container Platform 4.4. This release introduces key features that enable enterprise IT and communications service providers (CoSPs) to deploy performant and low-latency container-based workloads onto diﬀerent footprints. Those footprints could be bare metal, virtual, private cloud, public cloud, or a combination of these, in either a centralized data center or on the edge of the network.
In particular, Red Hat OpenShift* Container Platform 4.4 addresses challenges that CoSPs face when they are deploying and scaling networking workloads. Examples of these workloads include IPsec Gateways, VPNs, 5G UPF, 5G EPC, CMTS, BNGs, and CDNs. This reference implementation can assist with improving network services performance, resource management, telemetry, and OSS/BSS— thus making it a preferred container platform for running demanding telecommunications applications.
To address telecommunications use cases, the requirement for deterministic network services performance is key to help ensure that services like 911 calls don’t get dropped. This reference implementation includes Intel® processors and Intel® Ethernet Network Adapters with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) to achieve high-performance networking. Other Intel® technologies include Intel® Optane™ persistent memory; NVMe-based Intel® Solid State Drives (SSDs) for storage; and Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) for public key exchange, bulk encryption/decryption, and compression and decompression acceleration.