Virtualization and Edge Compute Evolution in Cable (2020)

By Andrii Vladyka & Asaf Matatyaou, Harmonic Inc.

Traditionally, the CMTS market was dominated by hardware-based CMTS appliances, with no alternatives available. During the last few years, however, the cable industry took a leap forward and started adopting software-based CMTS solutions. Disruptive benefits, long-term potential and deployment scenarios of such software-based CCAP solutions are analyzed in detail in References 1 and 2, while Reference 3 outlines real-world experiences and lessons learned from deploying virtual CMTS in centralized and distributed access architecture (DAA) environments.

This paper analyzes the background and deployment scenarios of a virtualized CMTS (vCMTS) and considers future development of disaggregated vCMTS from the standpoint of leveraging distributed edge compute. We also explore the notion of cluster multitenancy and its potential deployment scenarios in private, public and hybrid cloud.

By clicking the "Download Paper" button, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

Similar Papers

Exploring Multi-Access Edge Compute in Converging Access Networks
By Andrii Vladyka, Asaf Matatyaou & Howard Abramson, Harmonic Inc.
Real-World Deployment of a Virtual Cable Hub
By Asaf Matatyaou, Harmonic Inc.
Practical Lessons of a DAA Deployment with a Virtualized CMTS
By Asaf Matatyaou, Harmonic, Inc.; Brian Bendt, Comporium
The Evolution of the Edge – Why Edge Compute and Networking Should Tightly Integrate into a Cable Edge Cloud
By Idris Jafarov, DriveNets
Practical Deployment Lessons of a Centralized Virtualized CMTS
By Asaf Matatyaou, Harmonic, Inc.; Richard J. Walker, Shared Services
Cable Edge Compute: Transforming Cable Hubs into Application-Centric Cloud
By Rajiv Asati & Alon Bernstein, Cisco Systems
Monitoring and Troubleshooting at Scale with Advanced Analytics
By Nitin Kumar, Amir Leventer & Asaf Matatyaou, Harmonic, Inc
The Evolution of Network Virtualization In The Home
By Patrick Goemaere, Technicolor
Edge Compute and Software Life-Cycle Management: Creating Consumer Value and Flexibility
By Patrick Goemaere & Rajat Ghai, Technicolor
Delivering Cloud-Native Operations with Edge Compute Enabled DAA: Implementing a Kubernetes Distributed Edge
By Marco Naveda, Dmitri Fedorov & Raghu Ranganathan, Ciena
More Results >>