[Online meeting, September 10, 2020] The 5G World Summit 2020 was held online recently. Huawei's 5G Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) Solution won the "Best Network Virtualization Initiative" award at the summit for its innovative virtual machine and container dual engines.
Cloudification is the foundation of the 5G network and an irreversible trend for telecom networks. With the evolution from 4G to 5G, virtual machines (VMs) and containers will co-exist in the 5G network. A unified resource pool is required to implement simple resource management and optimal resource utilization across the network. An increasing number of industry applications need to be deployed at edge sites with the large scale commercialization of 5G. Diversified computing capabilities will be widely used on the network. In order to meet strict network SLA, infrastructure reliability need to be further enhanced.
Huawei’s 5G Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) is the industry’s 1st hyper-converged infrastructure platform. It features dual-stack convergence (OpenStack and Kubernetes), carrier-grade enhancements, diversified computing capabilities, and O&M automation to help operators’ network cloud platform reconstruction and fast 5G SA network deployment.
Dual-stack convergence: Both OpenStack VMs and Kubernetes containers are supported. The existing OpenStack platform can be smoothly evolved to TCC through a simple software upgrade. Unified resource management (URM) improves resource utilization by 30%. In addition, lightweight TCC meets the requirements of small-scale and fast deployment in edge scenarios.
Carrier-grade enhancement: Both of TCC’s OpenStack and Kubernetes components incorporate various carrier-grade enhancements to its computing, storage, network management, installation and maintenance, security, performance, and reliability. For example, multi-tenant security is introduced and DPDK/SR-IOV scheduling is used to improve forwarding performance.
Diversified computing capabilities: TCC is able to support both x86 and ARM computing, storage, and network hardware. Unified management of heterogeneous resource pools improves performance, simplifies O&M, and meets different requirements of industry applications.
O&M automation: One-click information collection, quick fault locating, batch upgrade of telecom infrastructure layer without service awareness, plug-and-play of edge sites, and remote O&M greatly improve O&M efficiency and reduce OPEX.
By Q2, 2020, Huawei has signed more than 800 commercial telco cloud contracts worldwide, and is determined to help carriers accelerate the cloudification of telecom networks, promote 5G service innovation, enable the digital transformation of the industry, and achieve business success.