Zero Touch 5G + Edge computing for B2B

Zero Touch 5G + edge computing for B2B

The Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP) is an open source orchestration, lifecycle management, and real-time policy driven closed loop automation platform for 5G network services and edge computing applications.

Aarna Networks

Multi Cluster Orchestration

Platform

Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform

AMCOP interfaces with OSS/BSS (northbound) and multiple heterogeneous Kubernetes (K8s) clusters (southbound). It includes A) the Intel OpenNESS EMCO open source project for intent-based orchestration and day 0 configuration of network services and composite edge computing applications, B) the ONAP CDS project for day 1 & 2 configuration and lifecycle management, and C) components of ONAP DCAE project for real-time policy driven closed loop automation.

AMCOP Functionality

AMCOP Functionality

The above diagram shows the sequence of tasks AMCOP executes

Vendor Agnostic Solution Enables a Fully Disaggregated System

We only work on the management layer. We do not provide a Kubernetes NFVI solution, 5G RAN or Core cloud native network functions (CNFs), or cloud native applications (CNAs). This allows us to be completely vendor agnostic, an attribute vital for you to build a truly disaggregated solution that will allow you to slash capital expenditure costs and prevent vendor lock in.

 

A partial list of Kubernetes cloud/edge environments supported are:

Azure

Fully Cloud Native

We deeply embrace the CNCF and the cloud native ecosystem, while other solutions might simply support Kubernetes APIs and call it a day. A complete support of cloud native technologies is critical in moving to a next generation edge—cloud infrastructure.

Kubernetes Istio
Jaeger
Prometheus
Comprehensive 5G Support

Comprehensive 5G Support

  • 5G Core, 5G RAN Orchestration

  • O-RAN A1, O1 interface support

  • REST, NETCONF/RESTCONF configuration management

  • CNF, VNF, and PNF support

  • SON

  • Network Slicing

  • Analytics (NRTRIC, DAF, etc.)

  • Supports CNFs & CNAs directly; or via an Operator or sVNFM/EMS

Open Source Benefits

Our core platform is open source. We use parts of Intel OpenNESS (Edge Multi Cluster Orchestrator or EMCO and), LF Networking ONAP (Controller Design Studio or CDS and Data Collection Analytics and Events or DCAE) along with CNCF projects (Istio, FluentD, Prometheus, Jaeger, Keycloak, Kubernetes Operators and Custom Resources). The benefits of open source over proprietary software are:

  • Often a reference implementation for standards

  • Higher probability of meeting customer requirements

  • Assured interoperability with NFVI and CNFs/CNAs

  • Open source communities innovate faster

  • The availability of source code assures no vendor lock in

  • Transparency and security of open source is higher

Please note that the AarnaStream value add components (network slicing, SON, analytics) will be proprietary

Open Source Benefits
Standards Compliance

Standards compliance

To work with a variety of NFVI implementations, CNFs, CNAs, and public network NFVO systems, AMCOP needs to be standards compliant. We track and adhere to standards from ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC, ETSI ZSM, 3GPP, TM Forum, MEF, and others. 

Lightweight

Lightweight

AMCOP requires 16 vCPUs and 32G memory making it a very light management solution suitable for B2B environments.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

AMCOP offers easy-to-use GUI and APIs, so that non-developers can use the platform without having to know programming.

CI/CD Methodology

CI/CD Methodology

We use an agile methodology with customer releases every 8 weeks to ensure there is as little lag in offering the latest innovation as possible.

AMCOP Support Options

AMCOP comes with two levels of support - Premium for production environments and Basic for dev/test. Deploy AMCOP with confidence; with us you have a team to back you up. Free trial users can join our Slack channel to ask questions.

Attribute
Premium
Basic
Support Hours
24 hours x 7 days
8 hours x 5 days
Service Legal Agreement
1 hour for critical issues, see below
4 hours for critical issues, see below
# of Incidents
Unlimited
Unlimited
Designated Engineer
Yes
No
Open Source Indemnification
Yes
No
Community Advocacy
Yes
No
Access to New Versions
Yes
Yes
Knowledge Base
Yes
Yes
Technical Bulletins
Yes
Yes