Huawei's 5G Telco Converged Cloud (TCC) Solution won the 'Best Network Virtualisation Initiative' award at the 5G World Summit for its innovative virtual machine and container dual engines.
The 5G World Summit 2020 was held online where Huawei's 5G TCC Solution – industry's first hyper-converged infrastructure platform – has been acknowledged, said in a press release.
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.
An increasing number of industry applications need to be deployed at edge sites with the large scale commercialisation of 5G.
Diversified computing capabilities will be widely used on the network. In order to meet strict network SLA, infrastructure reliability needs to be further enhanced.
Huawei's 5G TCC 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.
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 percent. Besides, lightweight TCC meets the requirements of small-scale and fast deployment in edge scenarios.
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.
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.