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Radisys Introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing Software Platform


Breaking vendor lock-in with application-ready open standards
compliant API's and flexible building block approach

(NASDAQ:RSYS), a global leader of open telecom
solutions, today announced its Edge Computing Software Platform. The new
platform provides an access-agnostic, ETSI standards-compliant Mobile
Edge Platform with a building-block framework and open APIs to enable
disruptive edge applications. It is based on Intel® Xeon®
processor-based platforms and leverages Intel's Network Edge
Virtualization (NEV) SDK targeted at MEC applications and services.
Radisys' platform can be used with multiple access technologies,
enabling service providers to leverage a common edge computing platform
for both their wireless and wireline solutions, and to break vendor
lock-in from proprietary edge computing solutions.

News Highlights

  • Service providers are seeking to deploy edge computing in their
    networks to support multiple 5G, smart enterprise and IoT use
    applications that require ultra-low latency, such as connected car and
    industrial automation, or localized content, such as video
    surveillance and location services.
  • By moving processing to the network edge, service providers can also
    reduce backhaul costs, deliver a better end-user experience, and
    leverage real-time network analytics to make more informed decisions
    to manage their networks.
  • Current proprietary edge computing platforms lock service providers
    into a single vendor and access technology, typically requiring
    expensive purpose-built hardware.
  • Radisys' Edge Computing Software Platform is based on off-the-shelf
    general purpose processors and platforms and is compliant with
    industry-standards around ETSI MEC. By utilizing open best-of-breed
    software components from a multi-vendor ecosystem and a disaggregated
    architecture, the Radisys edge computing platform enables service
    providers to break vendor lock-in and reduce cost of deployment.
  • The platform design is completely agnostic to the access technology,
    so service providers, enterprise or venue owners can deploy edge
    computing for both wireline and broadband wireless access, including
    Wi-Fi, with a complete end-to-end solution.
  • The enabling solution is application-ready, providing all the elements
    pre-configured for application VNFs to be initiated, orchestrated,
    programmed and serviced as needed.
  • The software platform hosts a P4 based data plane to enable user plane
    functionalities, such as the User Plane Function (UPF) at the edge
    delivering lower latencies.
  • As a founding member of the Akraino Edge Stack project for edge
    computing applications, Radisys is committed to enabling open
    solutions for multiple 5G, enterprise and IoT use cases.

"With multi-access edge computing, service providers can innovate and
differentiate their service offerings faster than ever and improve the
user experience as they look to grow their revenues, while taking
advantage of significant CapEx and OpEx savings associated with reduced
backhaul," said Neeraj Patel, vice president and general manager,
Software & Services, Radisys. "We have designed our open Edge Computing
Software Platform on the philosophies of open, standard centric, access
agnostic, and disaggregation – enabling our customers to build networks
of their choice. Various deployment topologies for the edge, definitions
range from far edge to near edge and everything in between, can be
targeted with Radisys' edge computing solution. We are also proud to be
founding members of the Akraino Project and plan to collaborate with the
Akraino community to help enable the ecosystem for open source edge

"We share a common vision with Radisys of enabling service providers
around the world to deploy the next generation of networks supporting 5G
and IoT," said Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager, 5G
infrastructure division, Data Center Group, Intel. "By utilizing Intel's
Network Edge Virtualization (NEV) and Intel Xeon processor-based
platforms for its Edge Computing Software Framework, Radisys is enabling
network transformation at the edge, and contributing to a strong
ecosystem offering innovative solutions that will accelerate the advent
of 5G."

"It is great to see Radisys, a founding member of Akraino Edge Stack,
release a MEC-based solution that integrates both open APIs and open
standards," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking and
Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. "Radisys brings significant
expertise in delivering commercially-deployable open solutions, and
projects like Akraino – which enables edge computing applications for
use cases across telco, enterprise and industrial IOT – play a critical
role in the deployment these products."

For more information, contact

See Radisys' MEC Demonstration at MWC Americas

Radisys will demonstrate breakthroughs in MEC and media analytics with
AI inference in the ONF Partner Showcase Booth S.2356 at MWC Americas,
taking place September 12-14 in Los Angeles. To see the demo, or to meet
with Radisys' edge architecture and open telecom solution experts,

About Radisys

Radisys, a global leader in open telecom solutions, enables service
providers to drive disruption with new open architecture business
models. Radisys' innovative disaggregated and virtualized enabling
technology solutions leverage open reference architectures and
standards, combined with open software and hardware to power business
transformation for the telecom industry, while its world-class services
organization delivers systems integration expertise necessary to solve
communications and content providers' complex deployment challenges. For
more information, visit

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