Radisys Collaborates with VMware to Deliver Virtualized Media Processing for the Telecom Cloud

News Highlights:

  • Radisys’ Software MRF implementation of VMware vSphere® 5.5 delivers virtualized high-performance media processing with minimized delay for real-time communications services
  • Supports VMware vSphere vMotion, allowing live migration of running Software MRF virtual machines from one physical server to another with minimal downtime, continuous availability and complete transaction integrity
  • Delivers more than 90 percent capacity compared to Software MRF running on a bare metal server
  • European mobile operator lined up to begin VoLTE services trial using virtualized media processing based on latest offerings from Radisys and VMware

HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. – February 21, 2014 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions today announced the integration of VMware vSphere® 5.5, the industry’s leading virtualization platform, with Radisys’ Software MRF to deliver virtualized media processing capabilities for mobile operators’ telecom cloud deployments.

Mobile operators are turning to the cloud to realize economies of scale, cost effectiveness, scalability and lower CapEx and OpEx. These telecom cloud implementations require the flexibility and economics of using virtual machines, and a hypervisor layer allows multiple virtual machines to run on a single server. However, a hypervisor can also introduce timing issues that can affect the real-time performance that is essential for telecommunications services. Radisys’ Software MRF integrated with VMware’s vSphere 5.5 is engineered to ensure optimized media processing performance in virtualized environments, even under high system load, with more than 90 percent of the capacity as compared to the Software MRF running on a bare metal server.

“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.”

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.

“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.”

See Radisys’ Media Processing Solutions at Mobile World Congress

Radisys will be showcasing its MRF solutions at Mobile World Congress in Hall 5, Stand 5I61, February 24-27 in Barcelona. To schedule a meeting with Radisys, contact info@radisys.com.

About Radisys

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS), a global leader in open telecom solutions, enables service providers to drive disruption with new open architecture business models. Radisys’ innovative disaggregated and virtualized enabling technology solutions leverage open reference architectures and standards, combined with open software and hardware to power business transformation for the telecom industry, while its world-class services organization delivers systems integration expertise necessary to solve communications and content providers’ complex deployment challenges.


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