As Telecom Operator’s adoption of virtualization and distributed application architecture progresses, a higher degree of complexity is introduced to the manageability and operability of the virtualized application. Openet’s Mediation Virtualization System for Linux Environment (MVS-LE) is introduced to fulfill the requirement to simplify manageability of the Mediation Platform in a virtualized environment.
MVS-LE provides a centralized platform for automated control of the distributed virtualized mediation application like; configuration management of each of instance and managing the deployment of the software across multiple instances. MVS-LE also exposes a REST based API interface to allow integration with standardized Orchestration engines to allow Operators to graphically design automated operational task flows.
Today, the ability to scale in real-time and in an agile manner is fundamental to the optimization of the network. Openet’s Mediation Virtualization – Linux Scalability Controller (MVS-LSC) module provides the ability to dynamically scale Openet’s Mediation Platform within a virtualized environment, on demand and in real-time, in order to optimize hardware investment.
This addresses the situation where planned or unplanned interruptions to network elements may generate excessive CDR traffic spikes. Typically, such interruptions cause buffering to occur in network elements or upstream gateways. When normal operations are restored, the buffered data “floods” the Mediation Platform. A traffic “flood” such as this may exceed the normal processing capacity of the platform and potentially create a bottleneck for CDR processing.
The Openet MVS-LSC enables the Operator to scale up the Mediation application on-demand by initiating new virtual machine (VM) instances to provide the additional processing capacity to support excessive spikes in traffic flows. The MVS-LSC solution allows for optimal flexibility and configurability to dynamically scale specific VM types as required.
To trigger the creation of new VM instances, the MVS-LSC acts as the decision point, commanding the network Virtualization Infrastructure Manager (VIM) to spin up or spin down new/existing VMs. The MVS-LSC integrates with the VIM, using standardized APIs to pass the parameters that control the characteristics and the number of VMs needed for different scenarios.
Once integrated with the Mediation Virtualization – Linux Environment (MVS-LE), the Operator can centralize management control to automate the VM application and infrastructure configurations.