Radisys M-CORD – The Open Platform for Emerging 5G Applications

As the highest source of CapEx and OpEx in the network, the current Central Office inhibits innovation. By transforming it into a data center, it offers up a great vantage point for service providers to enable newer services. The CORD platform is architected to re-invent the Central Office as a data center, and it is based on the three core concepts:

  • Cloud Computing – the agility of cloud computing such as orchestration, scaling and migration.
  • SDN – splitting of control and user plane functionalities and usage of white box switches to perform user plane functionalities as much as possible.
  • NFV – usage of virtualized infrastructure instead of traditional proprietary platform solutions that create vendor lock-in.