San Jose, CA. ADLINK, a provider of telecom equipment and Plantinum member of the Open Compute Project (OCP), will feature carrier-grade CG-OpenRack-19 solutions at the Big Communications Event (BCE) May 14-16 in Austin, TX. These solutions include multi-access edge-compute solutions from multiple OCP partners and suppliers.
ADLINK and its partners have developed networking and communications platforms that enable Multi-access Edge Computing and cloud architectures for telecom operators and data centers.
At BCE, ADLINK and partners nVent and Radisys will jointly showcase OCP-ACCEPTED OpenRack and OpenSled configurations that enable openstack resources to easily power virtualized applications at the edge. These specifications offer telecom data center operators the benefits of open platform standards combined with the required carrier-grade and environmental enhancements for edge computing in telecom datacenter environments. The open system approach drives innovation in the market and allows operators to avoid vendor lock-in that comes with propriety solutions. In addition, the multivendor solution offers seamless support across sales and integration cycles.
“Telecom operators are increasingly looking for improved technologies that ease implementation and lower costs for edge and 5G-based solutions. ADLINK and our OCP partners are meeting this need by delivering next-generation equipment needed to meet the rigorous OCP-ACCEPTED standards,” said Jeff Sharpe, adlink director of product strategy for networking and communications. “We have been working with the OCP committee since 2012 and are very excited to see carriers deploying new equipment based on the standards. The migration to standards-based equipment is allowing carriers to increase their network reliability with vendor-agnostic equipment while simultaneously lowering their costs,” Sharpe will be participating in a panel discussion on May 16 entitled “Converting Central Offices to Datacenters,” which will address the major challenges and key benefits for this industry-wide initiative.