Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP) is an open source orchestration, lifecycle management, and real-time policy, closed loop automation platform for edge and 5G services. AMCOP solves complexity at the management layer – simplifying edge infrastructure, network service, and application orchestration, enabling previously unimagined new services, drastically slashing operational costs, and speeding time to market.
AMCOP works by interfacing with OSS/BSS (northbound) and orchestrating infrastructure and network services/applications across multiple heterogeneous Kubernetes (K8s) clusters (southbound). It includes:
We use a CI/CD Methodology with customer releases every quarter to ensure access to the latest innovations. It’s 100% open source, cloud native, fully disaggregated, light-weight, and vendor agnostic.
Cloud Native with DevOps
We deeply embrace cloud native methodologies, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects, and the cloud native ecosystem. Aarna’s software and SaaS solutions leverage open source, cloud native, and DevOps methodologies. AMCOP utilizes components from the following CNCF projects:
Vendor Agnostic & Fully Disaggregated
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. For a list of network function and application vendors, please contact us. A partial list of Kubernetes cloud/edge environments supported include:
Comprehensive 5G Support
AMCOP is unique in that it provides comprehensive support for 5G – from the Core to RAN to Network Slicing and more.
5G Core, 5G RAN Orchestration
O-RAN A1, O1, O2 interface support
REST, NETCONF / RESTCONF configuration management
CNF, VNF, and PNF support
Analytics (Non-Real-Time RIC and NWDAF)
Support for sVNFM/EMS in addition to direct CNF/CNA interfaces
Open Source Benefits
Our platform is 100% open source. The benefits of open source over proprietary software are:
Increasingly a reference implementation for standards
Higher probability of meeting customer requirements
Greater interoperability with cloud software, network functions, and applications
Source code availability assures no vendor lock in
Higher transparency and security
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 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.