Multi Cluster Orchestration
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.
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:
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.
Comprehensive 5G Support
5G Core, 5G RAN Orchestration
O-RAN A1, O1 interface support
REST, NETCONF/RESTCONF configuration management
CNF, VNF, and PNF support
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
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.
AMCOP requires 16 vCPUs and 32G memory making it a very light management solution suitable for B2B environments.
Easy to Use
AMCOP offers easy-to-use GUI and APIs, so that non-developers can use the platform without having to know programming.
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.