OrcaX architecture brings Access to Cloud speed
Today’s cloud computing has demonstrated how to grow networks aggressively and fast. KEYMILE’s OrcaX is transferring this paradigm into Access Networks, thus closing the gap in dynamics between Cloud Computing and Access solutions.
Access Networks are constantly under pressure to improve bandwidth, latency and delay variation, for better user experience and interactivity. The foreseen heavy growth of connected devices during the realization of the Internet of Things will further accelerate this trend. Additional push comes from the drastic growth of Over-The-Top services.
Keymile’s OrcaX architecture will allow orchestration and seamless interworking between Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN), Aggregation switching and Application servers and Storage Servers.
The OrcaX architecture will be enabled by Access Nodes for VDSL2 and FTTH deployments. As hardware and software of the Access Nodes are separated. software is running under a common, supplier independent linux.org, Ubuntu Core framework. Business apps can be deployed, from everywhere. This provides unforeseen flexibility in rolling out new, even very complex services.
Envision a business app store which will trigger end-to-end service provisioning directly by initial customer login. Even setting up Cloud Server application software and data storage, is done on the fly. All via one paradigm, automatically without intervention.
The approach allows to push applications very close to end customers, with obvious advantages in very high reactivity and drastically reduced delay and jitter. The Provider can offer unsurpassable dynamics for end to end applications. He can distribute storage across the whole Access Network, as a service for Over-The-Top players, opening new revenue streams.
Monitoring and debugging on large scale, in multivendor and multidisciplinary setups will be heavily simplified. We see easy monitoring, accelerated deployment scenarios and fully automated network provisioning, just naturally falling out of this architecture.