Saturday, February 22, 2014

Radisys and VMware Collaborate on Virtualized Media Processing

Radisys has partnered with VMware on a virtualized media processing solution for mobile operators that delivers more than 90 percent capacity compared to Software MRF running on a bare metal server.

Radisys’ Software MRF implementation of VMware vSphere 5.5 delivers virtualized high-performance media processing with minimized delay for real-time communications services.

Radisys’ MRF Release 1.7 also works with VMware vSphere vMotion to enable the live migration of Radisys’ MRF virtual machines from one physical server to another, providing mobile
operators with the flexibility to balance their virtual machines across their servers with minimal downtime, continuous availability and complete transaction integrity.

The companies also noted that a European mobile operator is set to begin VoLTE services trial using virtualized media processing based on this implementation.

“We are pleased to work with Radisys and to see Radisys’ Software MRF taking full advantage of the low latency features of vSphere® 5.5,” said Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “With this collaboration, we’re enabling mobile operators around the world to realize the promise of the telecom cloud.”

“Bringing together the combined engineering expertise of Radisys’ media processing experts with VMware vSphere 5.5 has enabled us to deliver an MRF solution that ensures the real-time processing performance of media packet streams in a virtualized environment with impeccable audio and video media quality,” said Denis Bouffard, director of product management, Radisys. “We designed our Software MRF Release 1.7 to embrace all of the real-time application improvements in VMware vSphere 5.5 to deliver a powerful virtualized MRF solution to the market, and we have several mobile operators lined up to start pilot deployments.”