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Demo Description:

The demo was shown as a keynote during the Open Networking and Edge Summit, Sept 28th, held virtually. Heather Kirksey and Amar Kapadai did a great job presenting the latest version of this ongoing demo which includes the use of ONAP for CNF onboarding and deployment. 

5G Cloud Native Network

As global communications providers prepare to deliver high-speed connectivity to support new services and use cases, the need for low-latency, high-bandwidth, scalable networks is more important than ever. Conventional industry hardware won’t sustain next-generation mobile technology; the need for cloud native is essential for delivering the performance, capabilities, and automation 5G requires. Benefits include operational consistency, application resilience, simplified and responsive scaling at the microservice level, simplified integration with enterprise-facing cloud native applications, and improved portability between public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. 

To address these needs, Linux Foundation’s LF Networking community built a vibrant end-to-end 5G infrastructure Proof of Concept (PoC) by validating residential, enterprise, and mobile (LTE) use cases using open source and proprietary NFV/SDN technologies. In mid 2019, this working group set out to prove that an end-to-end 5G cloud native network could be built on open source cloud native infrastructure across multiple, interoperable vendors and globally dispersed labs. The strategy illustrates how to build, connect, and manage a global 5G network – including on-prem, cloud, and edge operations – on open architecture running cloud native network functions (CNFs) in Kubernetes clusters. 

80+ volunteers across 4 open source communities, 15 partner companies, and 2 end users collaborated to build a live prototype unveiled during a keynote demo at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019. The 5G network was built across PoPs in San Diego and Montreal, and an LTE network was built in France. The demo culminated in an end-to-end video call initiated on a 5G handset and radio in a faraday cage on stage, then routed through the labs and over  public cloud. The Proof of Concept illustrates how the telecom industry can use cloud native architectures and open source to build out next gen networks and shows solution providers and developers what’s possible in this exciting new space.

Learn more about the POC here and get a list of demo assets.

5G Cloud Native Network + ONAP Phase 1

Since the Demo debut last fall at ONES, the POC has evolved to incorporate ONAP for 5G CNF onboarding and deployment. This was demonstrated in an LFN Webinar on May 19th: Integrating ONAP with a 5G Cloud Native Network | Amar Kapadia, Aarna Networks & Hanen Garcia, Red Hat. 

Watch the video and get the presentation slides here.

5G Cloud Native Network + ONAP Phase 2

Phase II of this demo will expand to the RAN and be shown at Open Networking and Edge Summit (ONES) 2020, April 28-29.  If you would like to join the working group, please sign up for the mailing list below and email bwick@linuxfoundation.org. 

Communications:

We are using the main VCO Mailing List for communications. You can sign up and manage your subscription here: https://lists.opnfv.org/mailman/listinfo/opnfv-vco

Slack workspace:

Join the Slack workspace from any device.  

Ping Hanen Garcia Gamardo <hgarciag@redhat.com> with any questions. 

Call Schedule:

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Call Notes:

Lab 1 with Kaloom (Montreal, Canada):

Lab Elements

Details

Lab OverviewKaloom SDF Switching Fabric, Lenovo Servers
Contact PersonAdrian Stroila, Kaloom
Mailing AddressAdrian.Stroila@kaloom.com
Remote Connectivity

Open VPN

Other


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Lab 2 with UNH-IOL LaaS (Durham, New Hampshire, USA)

Lab Elements

Details

Lab OverviewONAP Instance running on Bare Metal server 
Contact PersonLincoln Lavoie 
Mailing Addresslylavoie@iol.unh.edu
ID / Resource: ID: 636 Resource: grbundle for quick booking with uid bc7472b1-d198-44b4-b6ed-1f27e57e4340
ID / Resource: ID: 634 Resource: grbundle for quick booking with uid 8164396d-b860-4293-b762-299ecc316fff
Other
Other
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5G Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs)

Item

Description

Vendor

OwnerEmail

Comments

5GC CNFs5G CNFs consisting of AMF, SMF, UDM, AUSF, UDR, UDSF, NRFAltran Rajat Guptarajat2.gupta@altran.com
SDWANManaged L3 connectivity between sitesTurniumJosh Hicksjosh.hicks@multapplied.net


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Other Components of the demo

Item

Description

Vendor

OwnerEmail

Comments

ONAPONAP will be used to orchestrate CNFs onto K8s and manage the lifecycle of those CNFsAarna Networks ONAP Distribution

srupanagunta@aarnanetworks.com



K8sKubernetes NFVIRed Hat OpenShiftHanen Garciahgarciag@redhat.com

The 5G Cloud Native Network PoC was nominated as a Finalist for the Leading Lights Awards in the "Most Innovative 5G Strategy" category. Congrats to the team on this recognition! Learn more here

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